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City of Skopje
Град Скопје
Qyteti i Shkupit
Flag of SkopjeCoat of arms of Skopje
Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E / 42.000; 21.433
CountryNorth Macedonia
MunicipalityGreater Skopje
 • TypeSpecial unit of local self-government
 • BodySkopje City Council
 • MayorPetre Šilegov (SDSM)
 • City571.46 km2 (220.64 sq mi)
 • Urban
337.80 km2 (130.43 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,854.00 km2 (715.83 sq mi)
240 m (790 ft)
 • City544,086
 • Density952.098/km2 (2,465.923/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
МК-10 00
ISO 3166 codeMK-85
Car platesSK

Skopje (Macedonian: Скопје; transcribed Skopje) is the capital and the largest city of North 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).[2] The city has been build upon the ancient city of Scupi.[3] In 2002, the city had population of 506,926 citizens.[4]


Skopje is in the north of North Macedonia. Through the city flows the river Vardar, the biggest river in North 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 North Macedonia.

Skopje administrative division numbered1.png

1 . Coat of arms of Centar Municipality, Macedonia.svg Centar
2 . Coat of arms of Gazi Baba Municipality.svg Gazi Baba
3 . Coat of arms of Aerodrom Municipality, 2012-present.svg Aerodrom
4 . Coat of arms of Čair Municipality.svg Čair
5 . Coat of arms of Kisela Voda Municipality (2015).svg Kisela Voda
6 . Coat of arms of Butel Municipality.svg Butel
7 . Coat of arms of Šuto Orizari Municipality, North Macedonia.svg Šuto Orizari
8 . Coat of arms of Karpoš Municipality.svg Karpoš
9 . Coat of arms of Ǵorče Petrov Municipality.svg Gjorče Petrov
10 .Coat of arms of Saraj Municipality.svg Saraj

Sister and partner cities

Skopje is twinned with:


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