Mr.Robert Gjorgjiev, Mayor of Sveti Nikole Municipality
Sveti Nikole Municipality is located in the North-Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, situated in the Ovche Pole valley and covers an area of 480 km. It is one of the largest municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia.
It borders the municipalities of Skopje, Veles, Shtip, Probishtip and Kumanovo.
According to the latest Census, the Sveti Nikole Municipality has 18.497 inhabitants and the population density is 38.3 inhabitants per km2.
Most of the people are Macedonians (18.087), Turks (143), Roma (168), Vlachs (303), Serbs (200) and others (22).
The Municipality includes 34 populated areas, 32 of which are permanent, together with the central populated area – Sveti Nikole (the two that are displaced are the Stara and Nova Mezdra). These are: Alakince, Amzabegovo, Arbasanci, Bogoslovec, Burilovci, Gorno Gjugjance, Dolno Gjugjance, Gorobinci, Dolno Crnilište, Erdzelija, Kadrifakovo, Knezhje, Krušica, Makresh, Malino, Mečkuevci, Mustafino, Nemanjica, Orel, Pavlešenci, Patetino, Peširovo, Preod, Ranšenci, Sopot, Stanulovci, Stanjevci, Stroimanci, Trstenik.
The Sveti Nikole area features mild continental climate with influence from a changed Mediterranean climate along the Bregalnica river.
Most developed industries in Sveti Nikole Municipality are: food industry, textile industry, trade industry, service industry, agriculture and cattle breeding.
Mr.Aleksandar Panov, Mayor of Kavadarci Municipality
The Kavadarci Municipality spreads along the middle Povardarie region and parts of the Crnorechie region. It includes a significant part of the Tikvesh valley.
The total area of the Municipality is 992 km and is one the larger municipalities in Macedonia.
According to the latest Census, the Kavadarci Municipality has 38.741 inhabitants and the population density is 39 inhabitants per km2.
Ethnic structure: Macedonians (96,79%), Roma, Serbs, Turks, Vlachs, etc.
The Kavadarci Municipality includes 40 populated areas, the city of Kavadarci and the following villages: Begnište, Bojančište, Bohula, Brušani, Bunarče, vataša, Vozarci, Galište, Garnikovo, Glišikj, Gorna Bošava, Grbovec, Dabnište, Dobrotino, Dolna Bošava, Dragožel, Dradnja, Drenovo, Kesendre, Klinovo, Konopište, Košani, Krnjevo, Kumaničevo, Majden, Marena, Mrežičko, Pravednik, R’žanovo, Radnja, Raec, Resava, Rožden, Sopot, Stragovo, Fariš, Čemersko, Šeškovo and Šivec.
The city is located at the altitude of 230 to 270 meters above the sea level. The Tikvesh area is exposed to the influence of Mediterranean and continental-Mediterranean climate.
Main industry of Kavadarci Municipality is agriculture i.e. viticulture and wine production.
Mr.Goran Petrov, Mayor of Veles Municipality
Veles Municipality is located in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia, spreading on 507 km2. It is important transport hub between the most important railway corridors of the international lines connecting Europe with Middle East and North Africa.
The Municipality has 55.108 inhabitants. The population density is 42 citizens per m2. Ethnic structure: Macedonians (84.86%), Bosnians (4,37%), Albanians (4,17%), Turks (3,13%), Roma (1,45%), Serbs (0,98%), Vlachs (0,62%) and others (0,42%).
This Municipality features continental climate where the average annual precipitations are 447 mm/m2. Veles Municipality includes the areas of the larger rivers of Babuna, Topolka and Otovica that belong to the junction of Vardar river.
Main economic activities in Veles are the trade, service activities, textile-leather industry, food industry.
Mr.Gligor Kocev, Mayor of Gradsko Municipality
Gradsko Municipality is located in the flat parts in the middle of Macedonia called Povardarie region.
The Gradsko Municipality srpeads on 290 km and is middle in size, with average population density of 13 citizens per km2.
It spreads on both sides of Vardar river till the Klepa mountain. Towards North it borders the Municipalities of Shtip, Lozovo and Veles, towards East Negotino Municipality, towards South the Rosoman Municipality and towards West the Chashka Municipality.
The Municipality has 3760 inhabitatns with the following ethnic structure: Macedonians (77,77%), Albanians (3,32%), Roma (3,38%), Turks (1,89%), Bosnians (12,37%), Serbs (0,61%) and others (0,66%).
The Municipality has 16 populated areas, 10 of which are active. The central place is the Gradsko area with around 3.000 inhabitants. Other populated areas are: Viničani, Vodovrati, Gorno Čičevo, Dolno Čičevo, Grnčište, Kočilari, Nogaevci, Podles and Ulanci.
Six populated areas are in flatlands, three are in the hilly parts and one in the mountains.
The Gradsko Municipality is one of the newer municipalities in the decentralization process.
It is located on a flatland 147 meters above the sea level, on area influenced by the Mediterranean climate which penetrates from the Aegean Sea through the Vardar river.
The Gradsko Municipality is mainly agricultural and the main agricultural product are the garden products. The Municipality features excellent conditions for agricultural production, cattle breeding and viticulture-fruit growing.
Mr. Pane Trajkov, Mayor of Negotino Municipality.
Negotino Municipality is located in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia, in the Middle Povardarie Region.
It covers an area of 414 km2, located at 150 m above the sea level.
It is located on the Eastern part of the Tikvesh Valley, on both sides of the Vardar river. Towards South-East it borders DemirKapija Municipality, Shtip Municipality towards Nort, Konche Municipality towards East, Kavadarci Municipality towards South, Rosoman Municipality towards West and Gradsko Municipality towards North-West.
It includes 19.212 inhabitants, both in the city of Negotino and in 18 other populated areas, four of which have no inhabitants.
According to the latest Census data from 2002, Negotino Municipality has 19.212 inhabitants, which is 0,95% of the total population in the Republic Macedonia. The city of Negotiuno itself includes 13.104 inhabitants which is 68,2% of all the inhabitants in the Municipality. The population density is 46,5inhabitants per km2.
The Negotino Municipality includes the City of Negotino and the following villages: Brusnik, Vešje, Vojšanci, Gorni Disan, Dolni Disan, Dubrovo, Janoševo, Kalanjevo, Krivolak, Kurija, Lipa, Pepelište, Pešternica, Timjanik, Tremnik, Crveni Bregovi, DŽidimirci and Šeoba.
As part of the Tikvesh and Povardarie region, the Negotino Municipality is influenced by the Mediterranean climate which penetrates from the South, through the DemirKapija gorge and by the continental climate penetrating from the North through the Veles valley.
Agriculture is the main economic activity in Negotino Municipality, with focus on viticulture.
Mr.StojanchoLazov, Mayor of Rosoman Municipality
The Rosoman Municipalityis located in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia, in the lower section of the Crna river.
Rosoman Municipalityborders the following municipalities: Kavadarci, Gradsko and Chashka.
Rosoman Municipality is smaller municipality in the Republic of Macedonia in the terms of size and number of inhabitants.
The total area of Rosoman Municipality is 134 km2 and, according to the latest Census data from 2002, has 4.141 inhabitants and 1.284 households. The population density is 31,12 inhabitants per km2.
Ethnic composition: Macedonians (89,21%) and Serbs (9,88%). Other ethnic groups are less than 1%. The Rosoman Municipalityincludes 10 populated areas: Palikura, Ribarci, Manastirec, Trstenik, Debrište, Kamen dol, Mrzen Oraovec, Sirkovo, Kruševica and Rosoman as the center.
Rosoman is a typical flatland village, the heart of Tikvesh region.
Rosoman Municipalityis mainly agricultural and provides excellent opportunities for development of the fruit growing, especially peaches.
The vineyard plantations in Rosoman Municipality are very important for the future development of this Municipality.
Mr. GoranchoPanovski, Mayor of Chashka Municipality
The Chashka Municipality is located in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia.
It spreads on area of 825 km2 and is among the three largest municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia. The center of the Municipality is located at 275 m above the sea level.
Chashka Municipality borders Veles and Ggradsko municipalities towards East, Zelenikovo and Studenichani towards North, MakedonskiBrod and Dolneni towards West and Prilep and Kavadarci towards South.
Chashka Municipalityhas 7.673 inhabitants with population density of 9,36inhabitatns per km2. Ethnic structure: 4395 Macedonians, 2703 Albanians, 391 Turks, Vlachs 1, Serbs 55, Bosnians 67 and 61 others.
The climate is continental, with some influence from the sub-Mediterranean climate which penetrates through the Topolka river.
Main economic activities in Chashka Municipalityare agriculture and cattle breeding.
Mr. TrajcheDimitriev, Mayor of DemirKapija Municipality
DemirKapija Municipalityis located in the picturesque DemirKapija gorge at the far South of the Republic of Macedonia, in the area of Tikvesh.
DemirKapija Municipality spreads on 311 km2 and has 4.545 inhabitants, with average population density of 14,6 inhabitants per km. It borders the following populated areas: Negotino, Kavadarci, Gevgelija, Valandovo and Konche.
The Municipality includes the following populated areas: the city of Demir Kapija and the villages of Barovo, Basvica, Bistrenci, Dračevica, Dren, Iberli, Klisura, Košarka, Koprišnica, Korešnica, Prždevo, Strmaševo, Čelevac and Čiflik.
The DemirKapija Municipalityfeatures diverse climate which is due to its geographic location, proximity to the Aegean Sean and the configuration of the terrain and relief.
The Tikvesh region is influenced by three climate types: Mediterranean, continental and mountainous.
DemirKapija Municipality is mainly agricultural, with focus on viticulture which is an opportunity for development of the Municipality.
Mr.OrceCvetkovski, Mayor of Lozovo Municipality
Lozovo Municipalityis located in the North-East of the Republic of Macedonia, in the Ovche Pole valley. Lozovo Municipality is a small municipality both in the terms of territory and population.
Lozovo Municipality spreads on 165 km2 with population density of 17,32inhabitants per km2.
The maximum altitude above the sea level is 663 meters.
Lozovo Municipality borders the following municipalities: Shtip, Veles, Sveti Nikole and Gradsko. It is mainly flatland, with some hilly exceptions.
According to the latest Census data from 2002, the Municipality has 2858 inhabitants and 899 households. Ethnic composition: Macedonians (86,47%), Turks (5,49%) andVlachs (4,27%). Other ethnic communities (Albanians, Bosnians and Serbs) altogether make up around 3% of the population. Lozovo Municipalityincludes 11 populated areas and 8 local communities.
Populated areas in Lozovo Municipality: Lozovo, Saramzalino, Dorfulija, Karatmanovo, Kjoseleri, Milino, Bekjirlija, Kišino, Adžimatovo, Gjuzumelci i Adžibekovo.
Lozovo Municipalityis mainly agricultural municipality with significant opportunities for development of the agriculture, especially production of cereals and viticulture.