Kavadarci is city in Povardarie region (flow of river Vardar) with 34,252 inhabitants according to 2002 census.
Located on both sides of Vatashka River (Luda Mara) in the Tikvesh area, at an altitude of 270 m. It covers an area of 866 ha. Kavadarci has modified Mediterranean climate with an average annual air temperature of 13,6 ° C (56.48 F) and average annual amount of precipitation of 476 mm. Through Negotino, Kavadarci is associated with the E-75 highway.
Kavadarci in early time was village. As an urban settlement was founded in the second half of the XIX century, the rapid development experienced by construction Vardar railway, when the trade in wine and poppy had progressed. In early days have been named Velehan, and later the city was named Kavadarci.
Between the two world wars Kavadarci had agricultural-handicraft function. In 1931 in the town lived 5504 inhabitants.
Old photos and postcards from Kavadarci
Its population especially increased in 1950 and in 1953 when 8540 people lived there and in 2002 that number was increased to 34,252 inhabitants, of whom Macedonians were 33,125, while Roma minorities were most numerous (606), followed by Serbs (184) and Turks (164).
Kavadarci today is municipality and the center of the most famous Macedonian wine region - Tikveshki. The municipality covers an area of 99,244 ha, there are 40 settlements with 38,741 inhabitants. Besides vineyards, largely present is tobacco cultivation.
Kavadarci has a large wine cellar, wood processing plant, metallurgical plant for nickel, tobacco processing enterprise, jewelry factory etc.
Kavadarci is cultural, educational and health center of Tikves region. Within operate several primary and two secondary schools, there is a House of Culture and Medical Center. At the village Vozarci on Crna (Black) River in 1968 an artificial reservoir and hydroelectric plant was built.