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Veles (Macedonian: Велес [ˈvɛːlɛs] (About this sound listen)) is a municipality in central part of Republic of 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
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Veles
Country  Macedonia
Region Vardar Statistical Region
Municipal seat Veles (city)
 • Mayor Ace Kocevski[1] (SDSM)
 • Total 427.45 km2 (165.04 sq mi)
 • Total 50,549
 • Density 128.92/km2 (333.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
Area code(s) 043
car plates VE



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.


According to the last national census from 2002, this municipality had 55,108 inhabitants.[2] At the census of 1994, it had 56,571 inhabitants. The majority are Macedonians (46,767 or 84.9%), while other ethnic groups include Bosniaks (2,406 or 4.4%), Albanians (2,299 or 4.2%), Turks (1,724 or 3.1%), and others.


  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
  2. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)

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