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Demir Kapija (Демир Капија) city, Macedonia

Demir Kapija is a small Macedonian city located on the flow of Vardar River with a population of 3275 inhabitants according to the 2002 census.

The city is located at the entrance to the Demir Kapija canyon, where river Boshava flows into the Vardar River, at an altitude of about 100 meters. It covers an area of 160 ha and has changing Mediterranean climate with a mean annual air temperature of 13.6 ° C (56.4 F) and an average amount of rainfall of 476 mm.

In the ancient period, it is referred to as Stenos, which means strait, canyon, or gorge. Slavic name of the settlement is “Prosek”, and it is mentioned in the 11th and 12th centuries. Today’s name was given by the Turks and in translation means Iron Gate.


Demir Kapija as a town was proclaimed in 2004. The population is primarily Macedonians and the minority includes only a few Serbs (34). Demir Kapija is the seat of the municipality which covers an area of 31,106 ha, there are 15 settlements with 4.545 inhabitants. The main occupation is viticulture and the cultivation of early vegetables, especially peppers. The settlement has a primary school, a home for the disabled and a health station.


Demir Kapija Facts

Where is Demir Kapija:
Vardar Region of Macedonia
31,106 ha
100 m (328 ft)
Changing Mediterranean
Dialing code:
+389 43
Postal code:
Time Zone:
Summer (DST):CST (UTC+2)
Celebration day:
November 7th
41°26′22″N 22°09′13″E

Municipality of Demir Kapija
Address: 11 Oktomvri bb, 1442 Demir Kapija
Phone: +389 43 366 212
Fax: +389 43 366 212