Southwestern Statistical Region

The Southwestern Statistical Region (Macedonian: Југозападен Регион; Albanian: Rajoni jugperendimor) is one of eight statistical regions of North Macedonia. Southwestern, located in the west and southwestern part of the country, borders Albania to the west. Internally, it borders the Pelagonia, Polog, Skopje, and Vardar statistical regions.

Southwestern Statistical Region
Југозападен Регион
Rajoni jugperendimor
Southwestern statistical region en.svg
Country North Macedonia
 • Total3,280 km2 (1,270 sq mi)
 • Total219,580
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.758[1]
high · 4th of 8


Map of the municipalities of the region (2004-2013).

Southwestern statistical region is divided into 9 municipalities:


Map of the majority ethnic groups by municipality (2004-2013).


The current population of the Southwestern statistical region is 221,546 citizens, according to the last population census in 2002.

Census Year Population Change
1994 211,046 N/A
2002 221,546 +5.0%


The largest group in the region is the Macedonians, followed by Albanians. Turks also account for a small population.

Number %
TOTAL 221,546 100
Macedonians 107,387 48.5
Albanians 81,863 36.9
Turks 21,431 9.7
Roma 2,826 1.3
others 8,039 3.6

Coordinates: 41°30′36″N 20°58′12″E / 41.5100°N 20.9700°E / 41.5100; 20.9700


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.