Sveti Nikole

Sveti Nikole (Macedonian: Свети Николе [ˌsvɛːti ˈnikɔlɛ] (listen); meaning Saint Nicholas; Aromanian: San Nicole) 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
Flag of Sveti Nikole
Sveti Nikole is located in 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

HistoryEdit

According to legend, the town was named after the church of Saint Nicholas (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]

The former settlement of Arbanaško, itself derived from Arbanas (an old South Slavic ethonym for Albanians), is in present-day Sveti Nikole, suggesting either direct linguistic contact with Albanians or the former presence of an assimilated Albanian community.[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2002 census, the town had a total of 13,746 inhabitants.[3] Ethnic groups in the village include:[3]

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. ^ Murati, Qemal (2004). Fjalor i Fjalëve Shqipe Në Maqedonishten Dhe Idiomatikë Shqiptaro-maqedonase. Logos. p. 43. Në nomenklaturën e onomastikës sllavomaqedonase ka shumë fjalë shqipe që kanë mbetur si apelativa të fosilizuara, qoftë si rezultat i ndikimit gjuhësor të drejtpërdrejtë në kontakt, qoftë si rezultat i procesit të asimilimit të popullsisë shqiptare në atë sllave, me ndërrim të substratit etnik, ku popullsia shqiptare ka ndërruar etninë ose është asimiluar , por topikët me burim shqiptar mbetën të pandërruar, të papërkthyer, pra e ruajtën burimin e primitivit. ... Arbanasko2 - vendbanim i zhdukur (Sveti Nikole), që ruan emrin etnik Arbanas I Arbanash.
  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. 173.

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