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Skopje
Скопје
Ceety
Ceety o Skopje
Град Скопје
Frae tap tae bottom, left tae richt:
Stone Bridge
Macedonian Naitional Theatre • Kapan Han in the Auld Bazaar
MRT CenterPorta MacedonieWarrior on a Horse statue
Skopje Fortress

Flag

Coat of arms
Skopje is located in Republic of Macedonia
Skopje
Skopje
Location o the ceety o Skopje in Macedonie
Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433
Kintra Banner o Republic o Macedonie Macedonie
Municipality Coat of arms of Skopje.svg Ceety o Skopje
Region Logo of Skopje Region.svg Skopje Region
Government
 • Mayor Koce Trajanovski
(VMRO-DPMNE)
Area
 • Ceety 571.46 km2 (220.64 sq mi)
 • Urban 225.00 km2 (86.87 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,854.00 km2 (715.83 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Ceety 506,926
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 1000
Area code(s) +389 02
Car plates SK
Patron saunt Virgin Mary
Website skopje.gov.mk

Skopje (Macedonie: Скопје, [ˈskɔpjɛ] ( listen)) is the caipital an the muckle maist ceety o the Republic o Macedonie. Wi mair nor hauf a million indwallers, it haes a quarter o the country's tot population an is the political, cultural, an economical centur. It wis knawn in the Roman period unner the name Scupi. The ceety developit rapidly efter World War II, bit this wis halted in 1963 by a disastrous yirdquauk.

Skopje is locatit on the upper coorse o the Vardar River an is locatit on a major north-sooth Balkan route atween Belgrade an Athens.

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Skopje is twinned wi:[2]

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