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City of Skopje

Skopje is the capital of North Macedonia, located in the central part of the Skopje valley, in the upper part of the river Vardar. Skopje Valley is a physical-geographical unit, which is enclosed by mountain massifs by all sides, influenced by the mixed Continental Mediterranean climate. According to the data, Skopje is the largest and fastest growing city in the country. Based on the last official count from 2021, Skopje has a population of 526,502 inhabitants. The city of Skopje belongs to the Skopje region, which covers the Skopje valley basin with a total area of 1,812 km2 and is the smallest of the 8 regions in North Macedonia. The population density is four times the average of the country. 90 % of the population in the region is concentrated in the city of Skopje or 29 % of the total population in the country. The City is the main traffic center in the country, situated at an intersection of two main European transport corridors (VIII and X). The socio-economic characteristics of the area are also typical of an urban transition area with strong internal migration and daily travelling to workplaces. The main environmental challenges are: decreasing air pollution, combating Climate Change, waste management in compliance with EU Directives, increasing green areas and building a healthy, flexible, mobile and sustainable city, which provides good living conditions and prosperity to its citizens. In that regard, the vision of the Mayor of Skopje is to establish a sustainable environment based on knowledge, innovation and a highly qualified, environmentally-aware and creative workforce that, using best world practices, creates conditions for a good quality of life, long-term success and continuous expansion of green urban spaces. Skopje is an inclusive, prosperous, ecologically oriented, economically viable and sustainable environment for the current and future generations.

Municipality of Centar- Skopje

The municipality of Centar is one of the ten municipalities in the city with a central location, so the residents themselves call it the heart of Skopje, because it is located in the most beautiful part of the city. According to the absolute altitude of 320 meters, it is counted among the lowest municipalities in the country. It has a northeast-southwest direction. The total number of inhabitants is 43.893, which makes it the seventh place in Skopje. The municipality covers an area of about 8 km². The municipality of Centar, from its establishment until today, is rightly the center of events in Skopje and North Macedonia, despite the many changes from the former municipality of Idadija. It is establishment in 1976, with todays boundaries from the new territorial division in 200. It is growing into a modern European and even world center with complete urbanization. Due to its location and importance, the municipality is also the seat of the largest number of institutions and buildings that have an architectural, historical, administrative, cultural, political, educational and commercial character, as well as the most densely populated residential area in our country. Here are located: the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia, the Government of the Republic of North macedonia, the National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski", part of the University "St. Cyril and Methodius", the City Park, the Macedonian National Theatre, the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Statehood and Independence, Porta Macedonia, the Kale Fortress of Skopje, the "Sveti Spas" Church, the Stone Bridge, the Ristic Palace, the old railway station and a large number of hotels, which offer pleasant moments of rest and socializing for all tourists, who visit the Municipality of Centar in large numbers.