Vasilevo Municipality

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Vasilevo (Macedonian: About this soundВасилево ) is a municipality in the eastern part of North Macedonia. Vasilevo is also the name of the village where the municipal seat is found. Vasilevo Municipality is part of the Southeastern Statistical Region.

Vasilevo Municipality
Општина Василево
Rural municipality
Flag of Vasilevo Municipality
Official logo of Vasilevo Municipality
Location of Vasilevo Municipality
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Southeastern Region, North Macedonia.svg Southeastern
Government
 • MayorMarjan Janev (SDSM)
Population
 • Total12,122
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

DemographicsEdit

According to the last national census from 2002, this municipality has 12,122 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 9,958 (82.2%)
  • Turks = 2,095 (17.3%)
  • Others = 69 (0.6%)

The total number of students in the municipality in 2011, in comparison to the total number of students in 2007, increased for 4.4%. Vasilevo is the third municipality in North Macedonia by rise of the total number of students.[2]

Vasilevo has a higher concentration of Catholics than most municipalities in North Macedonia, with the percentage of Catholic residents standing at 4.8% of the total populace in 2002 according to the census (581 Catholic residents out of 12122 total residents of the municipality[3]). The majority of these Catholic residents, 520 of them, live in the town of Nova Maala, where, out of the total of 823 residents, they make up a majority of 63.2%, followed by the 232 Muslim residents (28.2%).[3]

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Coordinates: 41°28′33″N 22°38′30″E / 41.4758°N 22.6417°E / 41.4758; 22.6417