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Territorial Units

In this area are presented data on territorial units as an important segment in the planning and implementation of statistical surveys, data processing, analysis and dissemination of results.

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units - NTES is based on the territorial organization of the local self-government in the Republic of Macedonia and it is harmonized with the classification of the European Union - Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics - NUTS, established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003.

The main objective of the NTES classification is to provide a unique and unified division of territorial units at regional and local level. NTES is the basis for collecting, processing and dissemination of regional statistics and it is used for planning and maintaining the regional policy in the country.

The NTES Nomenclature has 5 levels as follows:

- At NTES level 1 and NTES level 2 the whole territory of the country is one unit

- At NTES level 3 there are statistical regions (8 units)

- At NTES level 4 there are municipalities (84 units)

- At NTES level 5 there are settlements (1776 units)

Due to the hierarchical nature of the nomenclature, the parts of the territories of the 10 municipalities that comprise Skopje as a settlement are separate units at NTES level 5.

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics - NTES was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in December 2007 (Official Gazette no. 158 of 28.12.2007).

 
 




Key Indicators
 
  Surface area  ( 01.01.2013) : 25713 km2  

  Number of municipalities  ( 01.01.2014) : 80  

  Number of settlements  ( 01.01.2013) : 1767  

  Number of cities  ( 01.01.2013) : 34  

Time Series



Terms and explanations

According to the Law on Territorial Organization:

A city is a populated place that has more than 3000 inhabitants, has a developed structure of activities, and over 51% of employees work outside the primary activities, has a constructed urban physiognomy with zones for housing, economy, recreation and public greenery, square, constructed system of streets and utility services, and represents a functional center of the populated places in the vicinity.

A village is a populated place with a sole functional meaning in which one activity predominates, and the surroundings have an agrarian physiognomy and function.

Cities and villages are defined by law.