Šuto Orizari Municipality

Šuto Orizari Municipality
Šuto Orizari
Шуто Оризари
Shuto Orizari
—  Municipality  —


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 42°02′31″N 21°25′19″E / 42.04194°N 21.42194°E / 42.04194; 21.42194Coordinates: 42°02′31″N 21°25′19″E / 42.04194°N 21.42194°E / 42.04194; 21.42194
Country Macedonia
City Skopje
 – Mayor Elvis Bajram
 – Total 7.48 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
 – Total 22,017
 – Density 2,943.4/km2 (7,623.5/sq mi)
 – primary Macedonian
 – secondary Romani
 – Romani 60.6%
 – Albanian 30.3%
 – Macedonian 6.5%
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +389 044
Car plates SK
Website http://www.SutoOrizari.gov.mk

Šuto Orizari (Macedonian: Шуто Оризари, Romani: Shuto Orizari), or simply Šutka (Шутка), is one of the ten municipalities that make up the City of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.



The municipality borders Butel Municipality to the south and Čučer-Sandevo Municipality to the north.


Šuto Orizari is the only municipality in the country where Roma make up a majority of the population. Out of a total population of 22,017 in the 2002 census, 13,342 people (60.6%) were of Roma ethnicity.[1] Other significant ethnic groups include Albanians (6,675 or 30.3%) and Macedonians (1,438 6.5%). During the recent conflict in Kosovo many Romani refugees found shelter here. The people of Šuto Orizari are roughly divided between the religions of Orthodox Christianity and Islam.


Due to the demographics, both Romani and Macedonian are official languages in Šuto Orizari. Albanian and Serbian are also spoken, but are not official languages. The mayor of the municipality, Elvis Bajram, is an ethnic Rom.

In 2009, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia took further measures to enlarge inclusion of Roma in the education process. The cornerstone of a government-funded secondary school for Šuto Orizari was laid on 10 February 2009, an investment worth 1.6 million euros.[2]


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