Sveti Nikole

Sveti Nikole (Macedonian: Свети Николе [ˌsvɛːti ˈnikɔlɛ] (About this soundlisten); meaning Saint Nicholas) is a town in North Macedonia. It is the seat of Sveti Nikole Municipality and a center of a plain called Ovče Pole (Plain of sheep), famous for sheep farming, lamb meat, and dairy products of all kinds.

Sveti Nikole

Свети Николе (Macedonian)
View of Sveti Nikole Center
View of Sveti Nikole Center
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Sveti Nikole is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Sveti Nikole
Sveti Nikole
Location within North Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°51′53″N 21°56′29″E / 41.864690°N 21.941486°E / 41.864690; 21.941486Coordinates: 41°51′53″N 21°56′29″E / 41.864690°N 21.941486°E / 41.864690; 21.941486
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Vardar Region.svg Vardar
MunicipalityFormer coat of arms of Sveti Nikole Municipality.svg Sveti Nikole
Government
 • MayorSašo Velkovski (SDSM)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total13,746
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2220
Car platesSN
ClimateCfa
Websitesvetinikole.gov.mk
Bell tower

According to legend, the town was named after the church of Sveti Nikola, built in the beginning of the 14th century. It is said to have been the biggest of all 42 churches in this area at its time.[1]

There are many archaeological sites in the Sveti Nikole municipality from all ages in the past. The outlying villages of Sveti Nikole include Amzabegovo, with its barely excavated archaeological site, and Burilovci, famous for the magnificent frescoes that adorn its own church of Saint Nicholas.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 13,746 inhabitants.[2] Ethnic groups in the village include:[2]

SportsEdit

Local football club FK Ovče Pole plays in the Macedonian Third League (Southeast Division).

Notable people from the townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Андонов, Кире (December 19, 2018). "Во Свети Николе се одбележува патронот на градот – Свети Никола (галерија+видео) | Моја Општина - Сите општини на едно место". Моја Општина (in Macedonian). Archived from the original on August 2, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ 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. 173.

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