Veles Municipality

Veles (Macedonian: Велес [ˈvɛːlɛs] (listen)) is a municipality in central part of North Macedonia. Veles is also the name of the city where the municipal seat is found. Veles Municipality is part of the Vardar Statistical Region.

Municipality of Veles
Општина Велес
Urban municipality
Official logo of Municipality of Veles
Location of Municipality of Veles
Country North Macedonia
RegionLogo of Vardar Region.svg Vardar
Municipal seatVeles
Government
 • MayorMarko Kolev[1] (VMRO-DPMNE)
Area
 • Total427.45 km2 (165.04 sq mi)
Population
 • Total48,463
 • Density128.92/km2 (333.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s)043
car platesVE
Websitehttp://www.Veles.gov.mk

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders Čaška Municipality and Zelenikovo Municipality to the west, Petrovec Municipality to the north, and Gradsko, Lozovo, and Sveti Nikole municipalities to the east. There are 28 populated locations, one town and 27 villages.

DemographicsEdit

According to the last national census from 2021, this municipality had 48,463 inhabitants. At the census of 1994, it had 56,571 inhabitants.

2002 2021
Number % Number %
TOTAL 55,108 100 48,463 100
Macedonians 46,767 84.9 36,825 75.99
Albanians 2,299 4.2 2,736 5.65
Bosniaks 2,406 4.4 1,825 3.77
Turks 1,724 3.1 1,037 2.14
Roma / / 507 1.05
others 1,912 3.4 815 1.68
Persons for whom data are taken from administrative sources n/a n/a 4,718 9.74

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tavernise, Sabrina (7 December 2016), "As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth", The New York Times, p. A1, retrieved 9 December 2016

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°44′N 21°47′E / 41.73°N 21.78°E / 41.73; 21.78