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|• Mayor||Koce Trajanoski|
|• City||1,854 km2 (716 sq mi)|
|Elevation||240 m (790 ft)|
|• Density||273.422/km2 (105.568/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
Patron saint: Virgin Mary
Skopje (Macedonian: Скопје; transcribed Skopje) is the capital and the largest city in the Republic of Macedonia. The city is the administrative, cultural, economic and academic centre of the country. In the past, the city has been known by various names such as: Üsküp (Turkish) or Skoplje (Serbo-Croatian). The city has been build upon the ancient city of Scupi. In 2002, the city had population of 506,926 citizens.
Skopje is located in the north of Macedonia. Through the city flows the river Vardar, the biggest river in Macedonia. Skopje is located on 255 metres above the sea level and it coves 1, 854 km² or 715.8 sq mi. Northern of the city is the mountain Skopska Crna Gora and on the south is the mountain Vodno.
Administrative divisions of the city
The city of Skopje is administratively divided into 10 municipalities, of which one is the whole city named Greater Skopje. The city is part of the Skopje statistical region in the Republic of Macedonia.
Sister and partner cities
Skopje is twinned with:
- Skopje Alexander the Great Airport
- Skopje Intercity Bus Station
- Saints Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje
- City of Skopje Official Portal