Resen (Ресен) – the city of apples

saray in resen

Resen is city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia with 8.748 inhabitants (2002).
Resen is located on the northern part of the Prespa valley on both sides of Golema Reka (Big River), at an altitude of about 880 m. It covers an area of 402 ha. Trough Resen passes the highway M-5, which on west connects Resen with Ohrid, and with Bitola on east. Resen has moderate continental climate with an average annual air temperature of 9.6 ° C (49.28 F) and average amount of rainfall of 717 mm.
The city was developed as road station on the famous Roman road – Via Egnatia, known Skitriana. First time mentioned in 1337 in a charter of King Dushan. As an urban settlement Resen is formed during the XIX century.



07 Old Resen

Today, Resen municipality covers an area of 55,077 ha, with 44 settlements and 16,825 inhabitants. Resen is the administrative and commercial center of the Prespa valley. Population is consisted of mostly Macedonians (6.431), with minority of Turks (1369), Albanians (325) and Roma (169). Most of the people are employed in the fruit sector, and in the cultivation of apples, than the textile industry and factory heaters.
Since 1971 every year the traditionally Resen Ceramic Colony is held. The city has a gymnasium and health center, and the most striking object is Sarai, built in the early XX century.

Hristo Tatarchev Museum in Resen Macedonia

Tatarchevi museum in Resen

Municipality of Resen – information

  • Where is Resen: South West Macedonia
  • Area: 55,077 ha
  • Elevation: 880 m (2887 ft)
  • Population: 16,825
  • Climate: Moderate continental
  • Dialing code: +389 47
  • Postal code: 7310
  • Car plates: OH
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)/ Summer (DST):CST (UTC+2)
  • Celebration day: September 11th
  • Coordinates: 41.088861,21.011818

Municipality of Resen

  • Address: Marshal Tito Square 20, 7310 Resen
  • Phone: +38947454450
  • Fax: +38947452200



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