Skopje

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Skopje

Скопје
Ceety
Ceety o Skopje
Град Скопје
Frae tap tae bottom, left tae richt: Stane Bridge Macedonian Naitional Theatre • Kapan Han in the Auld Bazaar MRT Center • Porta Macedonie • Warrior on a Horse statue Skopje Fortress
Frae tap tae bottom, left tae richt:
Stane Bridge
Macedonian Naitional Theatre • Kapan Han in the Auld Bazaar
MRT CenterPorta MacedonieWarrior on a Horse statue
Skopje Fortress
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Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433
Kintra Macedonie
MunicipalityCoat of arms of Skopje.svg Ceety o Skopje
RegionLogo of Skopje Region.svg Skopje Region
Govrenment
 • MayorKoce Trajanovski
(VMRO-DPMNE)
Elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Total506,926
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Car platesSK
Patron sauntVirgin Mary

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.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns – Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Skopje is twinned wi:[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Government o the Republic o Macedonia. "2002 census results" (PDF). stat.gov.mk. Retrieved 30 Januar 2010.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 "Official portal of City of Skopje – Skopje Sister Cities". 2006–2009 City of Skopje. Retrieved 14 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  3. daenet d.o.o. "Sarajevo Official Web Site : Sister cities". Sarajevo.ba. Retrieved 6 Mey 2009.
  4. Скопје и Белград се збратимија