Municipality of Gostivar


August 11, 2022

The municipality of Gostivar is one of the 9 municipalities of the Polog region in North Macedonia. The seat of the municipality is the town of the same name, Gostivar.


The municipality of Gostivar is located in the western part of North Macedonia and borders Albania in the west and Serbia in the northwest. On the other side, there are other municipalities of North Macedonia: North — Municipality of Vrapčište northeast — Municipality of Brvenica East — Municipality of Makedonski Brod Southeast — Municipality of Oslomej south — Municipality of Zajas Southwest — Municipality of Mavrovo and Rostuša

Natural features

Relief: The municipality of Gostivar includes the higher part of the fertile and densely populated Pola basin and the neighboring hills. In the north there is Šar-planina, in the northwest the mountain Vraca, and in the south the mountains Bistra and Bukovik. The climate in the lower part of the municipality is moderate continental climate, and in the higher part it is more severe. Water: The most important stream in the municipality is the Vardar River, which flows out here. All smaller watercourses are its tributaries.


According to the last census of 2002, the municipality of Gostivar had 81,042 st., of which 35,847 st. in the seat of the municipality, the village of Gostivar. (44%). The municipality is densely populated. The national composition according to the 2002 census was:

Inhabited places

There are 33 inhabited places in the municipality, one urban (Gostivar), and the other 32 with village status:

External links Official website of the municipality of Gostivar (language: Macedonian) Municipality of Gostivar on the website of the Ministry of Local Self-Government of Macedonia (language: Macedonian)