Rostuša (Macedonian: Ростуша) is a village and seat of the municipality of Mavrovo and Rostuša, North Macedonia.


Rostuša is located in North Macedonia
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°37′N 20°36′E / 41.617°N 20.600°E / 41.617; 20.600Coordinates: 41°37′N 20°36′E / 41.617°N 20.600°E / 41.617; 20.600
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Polog Region.svg Polog
MunicipalityCoat of arms of Mavrovo and Rostuša Municipality.svg Mavrovo and Rostuša
 • Total872
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesGV


In the Middle Ages the village was known as Radostuša. In 1426 Gjon Kastrioti and his three sons (one being Skanderbeg) donated the right to the proceeds from taxes collected from the villages Rostuša and Trebište and from the church of Saint Mary, which was in one of them, to Hilandar.[1]

From 1929 to 1941, Rostuša was part of the Vardar Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


Saint Jovan Bigorski Monastery is located nearby.


Rostuša has traditionally been inhabited by Orthodox Macedonians and a Muslim Macedonian (Torbeš) population.[2]

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 872 inhabitants.[3] Ethnic groups in the village include:[3]


  1. ^ Slijepčević, Đoko M. (1983). Srpsko-arbanaški odnosi kroz vekove sa posebnim osvrtom na novije vreme (in Serbian). Himelstir. p. 45. Retrieved 7 July 2011. Заједно са синовима Константином, Репошем и Ђурђем приложио је Иван Кастриот манастиру Хиландару село Радосуше са црквом св. Богородице и село Требиште....(Together with his sons Konstantin, Repoš and Đurađ, Ivan Kastriot donated village Radosuše with church of saint Mary and village Trebište to the monastery Hilandar...
  2. ^ Vidoeski, Božidar (1998). Dijalektite na makedonskiot jazik. Vol. 1. Makedonska akademija na naukite i umetnostite. ISBN 9789989649509. p. 214. "Заедно со македонско христијанско население Торбеши живеат и во селата: Могорче, Требиште, Велебрдо, Ростуше, Јанче, Долно Косоврасти (во Река),"
  3. ^ a b Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 167.