Tetovo Municipality

Tetovo (Macedonian: Тетово, [ˈtɛtɔvɔ] (About this soundlisten); Albanian: Tetovë) is a municipality in the northwest of the Republic of North Macedonia. Tetovo is also the name of the town where the municipal seat is found. Tetovo Municipality is part of the Polog Statistical Region.

Municipality of Tetovo

Општина Тетово
Komuna e Tetovës
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Tetovo
Flag
Coat of arms of Municipality of Tetovo
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Tetovo
Country North Macedonia
RegionPolog Statistical Region
Municipal centerTetovo
Government
 • MayorTeuta Arifi (DUI)
Area
 • Total261.89 km2 (101.12 sq mi)
Population
 • Total86,580
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Languages
 • primaryMacedonian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+389 044
Car platesTE
WebsiteOfficial Website

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders Kosovo to the north and west, Tearce Municipality to the northeast, Jegunovce Municipality to the east, Želino Municipality to the southeast, Brvenica Municipality to the south, and Bogovinje Municipality to the southwest.

HistoryEdit

 
The building of the archives of Tetovo, a department of the State Archive of the Republic of Macedonia.

As a result of the redrawing of municipality borders in 2003, the rural Šipkovica Municipality and Džepčište Municipality were attached to Tetovo Municipality. Without these two municipalities, the population of the Municipality of Tetovo was 65,318 according to the census of 1994, and 70,841 at the last census.[1] The population of the former Šipkovica Municipality in 1994 was 6,797, and according to the last census was 7,820. The population of the former Džepčište Municipality in 1994 was 7,286, and according to the last census was 7,919. The population of the present-day combined municipality is 86,580.

On 26 November 2019, an earthquake struck Albania and Tetovo Municipality held 2 days of mourning for the earthquake victims and sent humanitarian aid and 500,000 denars for relief efforts.[2][3]

DemographicsEdit

The number of the inhabited places in the municipality is 19. There is one city and 18 villages. The population of the municipality is 86,580 of whom approximately 65,000 live in the municipality center Tetovo, the rest live in the villages of the municipality. Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Albanians - 60,886 (70.3%)
  • Macedonians - 20,053 (23.2%)
  • Romani - 2,357 (2.7%)
  • Turks - 1,882 (2.2%)
  • Serbs - 604 (0.7%)
  • Bosniaks - 156 (0.2%)
  • Others - 642 (0.7%)

Historical photographs from TetovoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)
  2. ^ "Komunat shqiptare në Maqedoni anulojnë kremtimet për festat e nëntorit" (in Albanian). Gazeta Express. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Maqedonia e Veriut jep 100 mijë Euro për Shqipërinë" (in Albanian). TV Klan. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°00′00″N 20°58′00″E / 42.0000°N 20.9667°E / 42.0000; 20.9667