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Coordinates: 41°07′01″N 20°48′06″E / 41.11694°N 20.80167°E / 41.11694; 20.80167


Ohrid an Loch Ohrid
Ohrid an Loch Ohrid

Balkan Jerusalem[1]
Macedonian Jerusalem[2]European Jerusalem[3]
Ohrid is located in Republic of Macedonia
Location in Macedonie
Coordinates: 41°07′01″N 20°48′06″E / 41.11694°N 20.80167°E / 41.11694; 20.80167
Kintra North Macedonie
MunicipalityOhrid Municipality
 • MayorNikola Bakracheski (VMRO-DPMNE)
 • Total383.93 km2 (148.24 sq mi)
695 m (2,280 ft)
 • Total42,033
 • Density142.97/km2 (370.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Postal codes
Area code(s)389 46
Patron sauntsSaunt Clement an Saunt Naum

Ohrid (Macedonie: Охрид, Aboot this soond[ˈɔxrid] ) is a ceety on the eastren shore o Lake Ohrid in the Republic o Macedonie. It haes aboot 42,000 indwallers, makin it the seiventh lairgest ceety in the kintra. The ceety is the seat o Ohrid Municipality. Ohrid is notable for haein ance haed 365 kirks, ane for ilka day o the year an haes been referred tae as a "Jerusalem". The ceety is rich in picturesque hooses an monuments, an tourism is predominant. It is locatit soothwast o Skopje, wast o Resen an Bitola, an east o Elbasan an Tirana in Albanie.

In 1980, Ohrid an Lake Ohrid wur acceptit as a Warld Heritage Site bi UNESCO.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Macedonie, an the ither Sooth Slavic leids, the name o the ceety is Ohrid (Охрид). In Albanie, the ceety is kent as Ohër or Ohri. Heestorical names include the Latin Lychnidus or the Greek names Lychnidos (Λύχνιδος), Ochrida (Οχρίδα, Ωχρίδα) an Achrida (Αχρίδα), the latter twa o which ar still in modern uisage.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ohrid is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Press online Gradovi u jesen (in Serbie)
  2. "The Mirror of the Macedonian Spirit, Zlate Petrovski, Sašo Talevski, Napredok, 2004, ISBN 978-9989-730-38-2, page 72: "... and Macedonia in the Cathedral Church St. Sofia in the Macedonian Jerusalem — Ohrid..."
  3. Dnevnik newspaper - Interview with the ambassador of Israel to Macedonia (in Macedonie)