Gostivar Macedonia

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05 Old Gostivar
Besides Begovska and Cinar neighborhoods, other neighborhoods are formed as: Batak maalo (neighborhood), Kaursko maalo, Debar malo and Novo (New) maalo.
 For the last 100 years the population has increased almost tenfold. As before and today the city is ethnically mixed. In 2002 number of Macedonians was 11,885, or they accounted for 33.2%. Albanian ethnic entity 16,890 or 47.1%, followed by Turks 4.559 or 12.7%, Roma 1.899 or 5.3%, Serbs 146 or 0.4%), Bosniaks 34, Vlachs 15, and others 419.
Today Gostivar is the administrative and commercial center of the upper Polog area. It is the seat of the municipality which covers an area of 51,331 ha, and there are 35 settlements with 81,042 inhabitants. From industrial facilities in the city, the more important are: "Silica" plant refractory, "Mermeri (Marble)" - mines and decorative stone industry "Goteks" textile factory, industrial slaughterhouse "Gorni Polog" etc.. In the surrounding the hydro plants "Vrutok" and "Raven"  are located. The town has three secondary schools, Work University, library, theater and health center.

Gostivar Facts


Where is Gostivar:
Polog region, North West Macedonia
519 km2
550 m (1804 ft)
Moderate continental
Dialing code:
+389 42
Postal code:
Time Zone:
Summer (DST):CST (UTC+2)
Celebration day:
December 23th
41°48′N 20°55′E

Municipality of Gostivar
Address: Brakja Gjinoski 61, 1230 Gostivar
Phone: +389 42 213 511
Fax: +389 42 214 406
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