Sopotnica, Demir Hisar
Panorama of Sopotnica
|• Mayor||Ljupčo Najdovski|
|• Total||48,013 km2 (18,538 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||400 m (1,300 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||2,000 m (7,000 ft)|
|• Density||19,780/km2 (51,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+389 047|
The area of Sopotnica as a typical rural and urban whole, consists of different developed small populated places-villages, starting from smaller developed villages (Boiste, Cerovo, Virovo etc.) located in the mountainous part of Sopotnica, till more developed places with elements of urban living, as is Sopotnica, the administrative centre of the former Municipality of Sopotnica. The main characteristic of the ambient of this area that will take your breath is the contrast that origins by the beauty of the wild landscapes-masterpieces of the nature, and the cultivated areas made by the anthropogenesis factors.
The area of Sopotnica is rich with real and available natural resources, huge cultural and historical heritage and other human valuables.
According to Vasil Kanchov's study of Macedonia in 1900, "Macedonia, Ethnography and Statistics", (Bulgarian: Македония. Етнография и статистика, romanized: Makedoniya. Etnografiya i statistika), counted the village as having 560 inhabitants, all of whom were counted as Bulgarian Christians.
|Demographics of Sopotnica|
The majority of the population was elderly and the proportion of youths was below the national average.
- Radovan Cvetkovski, (1931 - ) - author and writer
- Македония. Етнография и статистика, 1900
- D.M.Brancoff. "La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne". Paris, 1905, р.164-165.
- Macedonian Census (2002), Book 5 - Total population according to the Ethnic Affiliation, Mother Tongue and Religion, The State Statistical Office, Skopje, 2002, p. 314.
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