Mariovo (Мариово) the cleanest eco region in Macedonia


Mariovo is mountainous region in southern Macedonia situated between the slopes of Selecka  Mountain (Селечка Планина), Nidze (Ниџе), Kozjak (Козјак) and Dren (Дрен) mountains, in the valley of Crna Reka (Црна Река, Black River).

Across the whole area of Mariovo region flows Crna Reka (Black River) which actually flows through the largest canyon in Republic of Macedonia, Skochivirska Klisura (Скочивирска Клисура) which is also one of the priceless natural beauties of this area.
From the west Mariovo borders with Pelagonija plain, with Greece from the south (surrounding of the city Voden (Воден) and the area Meglen (Меглен)), on the north with the Raec region (Raechka River) and from east with the plateau Vitacevo (Витачево) / Tikvesh Valley (Тиквешка Котлина).




The whole area Mariovo covers an area of 1251 km ² and traditionally is divided into 3 smaller (ethno) geographic units: Bitola Mariovo (Битолско Мариово) - former municipality Staravina, Prilep Mariovo (Прилепско Мариово) - former municipality Vitoliste and Tikvesh (Kavadarci) Mariovo (Тиквешко (Кавадаречко) Мариово) - western and central parts of the former municipality Konopishte.
In this area are located the villages:

  • Bitola Mariovo: Staravina, Makovo, Rapesh, Zovik, Gradesnica, Budimirci, Gruniste, Orle, Brnik, Iveni and Petalino.
  • Prilep Mariovo: Vitoliste, Beshishte, Veprchani, Vrpsko, Dunje, Zivovo (Ziovo), Kalen, Kokre, Krusevica, Manastir, Polchishte, Peshtani, Chanishte and Gugjakovo (Gudjakovo).
  • Tikvesh Mariovo: Rozden, Klinovo, R'zhanovo, Majden and Galiste.


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