After in 1912 large part of Turks is moved and Kratovo turns into a small urban settlement. In 1931it had only 1.883 inhabitants. And today it is a small town with 97% of the population Macedonians; Roma minority has few (151 inhabitants).
Kratovo is the seat of Kratovo Municipality, which covers an area of 37,544 ha, has 31 township with 10,441 inhabitants.
The population is mainly employed in the mining industry.
There is a non-metallic mine, factory Bruce, plastic and textile factory.
Kratovo has preserved more houses in old town architecture, attractive one nave stone bridges among the most prominent ones being Radin, Johchiski and Charsiski (bazaar) Bridge and medieval towers of which 6 are known Simikjevata, Haji Kostovata and Emin Bey Tower.
In the city there is a gymnasium, art gallery and the health center.
Where is Kratovo: Nort East Macedonia
Area: 37,544 ha
Elevation: 700 m (2296 ft)
Climate: Moderate continental
Dialing code: +389 31
Postal code: 1360
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST):CST (UTC+2)
Celebration day: February 24th
Coordinates: 42°04′N 22°11′E
Municipality of Kratovo
Address: Plostad Marshal Tito, 1360 Kratovo
Phone: +389 31 481 202
Fax: +389 31 481 202