Prilep Municipality

Prilep (Macedonian: Прилеп [ˈpriːlɛp] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the south of North Macedonia. Prilep is also the name of the city where the municipal seat is found. It is located in the Pelagonia Statistical Region.

Municipality of Prilep

Општина Прилеп
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Prilep
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Coat of arms of Municipality of Prilep
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Location of Municipality of Prilep
Country North Macedonia
RegionPelagonia Statistical Region
Municipal seatPrilep
Government
 • MayorIlija Jovanoski (SDSM)
Area
 • Total1,194.44 km2 (461.18 sq mi)
Population
 • Total76,768
 • Density64.27/km2 (166.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s)048
car platesPP
Websitehttp://www.Prilep.gov.mk

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders Čaška and Dolneni municipalities to the north, Kavadarci Municipality to the east, Krivogaštani, Mogila and Novaci municipalities to the west, and Greece to the south.

The municipality spreads over the northeastern part of the Pelagonia valley, it takes contains much of the Mariovo region.

DemographicsEdit

The population of the municipality is 76,768 of whom approximately 70,000 live in the municipality center Prilep, the rest live in the villages of the municipality.[1]

According to the last national Macedonian census from 2002 the majority in the municipality is represented by the ethnic Macedonians, 70,878 (92.3%). Other ethnic groups include: Romani (4,433), Turks (917), Serbs (172), Bosniaks (86), Albanians (22), Vlachs (17), and others (243).

Inhabited placesEdit

The number of the inhabited places in the municipality is 59. There are one city and 58 villages. Many villages have small populations or are even abandoned.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°17′16″N 21°40′33″E / 41.2878°N 21.6758°E / 41.2878; 21.6758