Strumica had its expansion in the middle of XX century and today it has population of about 40.000. According to the 2002 census in Strumica lived 32.075 Macedonians and from the minorities – 2.642 Turks, 157 Serbs and 130 Roma.
The city of Strumica is administrative center of Municipality of Strumica, which occupies an area of 32.149 ha, has 25 populated places, with population of 54.670.
The city of Strumica represents important economical, cultural, educational and administrative center of the Strumica plain area. It has developed textile, ceramic, metal, wood and agricultural industry.
The Strumica Carnival is one of the famous custom and tradition of its kind in Republic of Macedonia. With a very long tradition, it is even mentioned by travel writer Evliya Çelebi in 1670. The carnival is held every year at the beginning of Easter Lent.
For updated information please visit Municipality of Strumica or Strumica Carnival website
The city has also agymnasium, High agricultural school, Dome of Culture, public theater, public museum, memorial museum “Blagoj Jankov - Muceto”, library and other institutions.
Among the important cultural heritage objects, several sites can be mentioned as: Cer towers above the city, Strumin grob (grave), Vodoca and Veljusa XI cent., and also near village Bansko, one of the oldest Roman baths exist.
Where is Strumica:
South East Macedonia
225 – 300 m (738 – 984 ft)
Summer (DST):CST (UTC+2)