Negotino is city in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia with 13,284 inhabitants.
Where is Negotino:
Located in Tikvesh valley, near the Vardar River, at an altitude of about 150 meters. It covers an area of 360 ha. Negotino has moderate-continental climate with Mediterranean influence. The average annual air temperature is 13.6 ° C (56.48 F), and average annual amount of precipitation 477 mm.
East of the city passes the international road E-75 and international railway line Skopje - Thessaloniki.
Negotino in ancient times was the city of Antigone, which was founded by the Macedonian king Antigonus Gonatas (278-242 BC). In urban settlement Negotino was developed in the beginning of XIX century, when after the construction of the road Stip - Prilep, it became an important crossroad in the valley of the Vardar river.
At the end of XX century Negotino received weekly market, and officially became a city. Demographic growth was experienced in the second half of XX century. In 1953 there were 2,820 inhabitants, and in 2002 that number increased to 13,284. Of them, 12,994 were Macedonians, 117 Serbs, Roma 74 and 46 Turks.
City of Negotino is the seat of the Municipality of Negotino, which covers an area of 42,646 ha, there are 19 settlements with 19,212 inhabitants. It has developed viticulture, food manufacture, textile and electrical industry. Southeast from Negotino next to the river Vardar is the thermal power plant "Negotino". The city also has gymnasium, Natural History Museum, home of culture and health center.