Radoviš municipality

Radoviš municipality

Infobox Municipality in the Republic of Macedonia
municipality_name=Radoviš municipality
municipality_name_mkd=Општина Радовиш
status=Urban municipality
mayor=Robert Velkov, MD

flag_pic=Radovishkо_знаме.png flag_px=150

Radoviš (Audio|Radovishvoice.ogg|listen; /ˈradɔvɪʃ/ _mk. Радовиш, Latinic: "Radoviš") is a municipality in eastern Republic of Macedonia. Radoviš is also the name of the city where the municipal seat is found. This municipality is part of Southeastern statistical region.


The city of Radoviš was mentioned for the first time in 1019 during the reign of the Gramotata of the Byzantium Tsar Vasilie the second (which was the name of the city during the middle ages. At this time in history, Radoviš an important center for regional trade, craftsmanship and mining.

The name Radoviš is connected with the Medieval Duchess "Rado" from slavic origin, who used to live in the fortress above the city, the remains of which still exist.

During the 14th century Radoviš and Konče came under Serbian Rule, and in 1361, Tsar Uros stayed in Radoviš.

During the 19th and 20th centuries Radoviš and surrounding regions where influenced by historical events related to the Razlovo, Kresnensko and Ilinden Uprising along with the events related to the Balkan, First and Second World Wars.

During Turkish Hegemony in Macedonia in the 16th century, the Micro region was populated by a nomadic Turkish population called the Juraci, an ethnic group that still exists to this day in this part of the world. [http://www.radovis.gov.mk/mak/index.asp?id=158]


According to the last National census from 2002 this municipality has 28,244 inhabitants. ref|census

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:
*Macedonians: 23,752
*Turks: 4,061
*Roma: 271


The cultural instituions that operate in the municipality of Radoviš are the culture center "Aco Karamanov", library "Braka Miladinovci", and three amateur drama studios.

During the year several events take place in the municipality of Radoviš such as the Radoviš cultural summer, childrens folklor festival "Oro veselo", gajda injevo, and Karamanov poetry meetings.

Inhabited places


# [http://msed.stat.gov.mk/msed.nsf/cd549cc3f96284dbc1256f2b0026e546/5db5887c1be3440ac1256f3900547f34/$FILE/I1%20Population%2015%20C2002%20123.pdf Macedonian census data of 2002] ]

ee also

* Radoviš
* Plachkovica
* Republic of Macedonia
* Municipalities of the Republic of Macedonia

External links

* [http://www.makedonija.name/municipalities.php?page=radovis Radoviš municipality on a Macedonian general information Site]

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