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Drugovo municipality
Општина Другово
—  Municipality  —

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Municipal seat Drugovo
Population
 - Total 3,249
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Drugovo (Macedonian: Другово) is a municipality in western Republic of Macedonia. Drugovo is also the name of the village where the municipal seat is found. Drugovo municipality is part of Southwestern statistical region.

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Geography

The municipality borders Debar municipality in the west, Mavrovo and Rostuša municipality in the north-west, Zajas municipality in the north-east, Kičevo municipality, Vraneštica municipality, Plasnica municipality, and Kruševo municipality in the east, Demir Hisar municipality in the south-east, and Debarca municipality in the south-west.

Drugovo territory of the municipality is located in western Macedonia, part of the former municipality of Kicevo. Indeed, it is the largest municipality in Kicevo valley which takes its western and southern part belongs to the upper catchment area of River Fever, which emerges in this area. Relief that is situated between the Bistra mountains to the north, west Stogovo, Ilinska mountains to the south, the narrow space on East Bouchez and the northeast part of the level of Kicevo area. It borders the municipalities of Kicevo, Zajas, Rostuše Center Zupa, Demir Hisar, and the narrow part of Krusevo and Plasnica. Through it leads the way Gostivar-Kicevo-Ohrid, and there are local and regional roads. Drugovo territory of the municipality covers an area of 385 km2 and includes the larger the area municipalities in the Republic Makedonija.Prosechna density of population is only 8.48 inhabitants per km2, which indicates a very small population in the municipality, which has good natural resources . Within the community are 29 settlements in which a central position and the seat of the municipality's other. Other settlements are: Belica, Brzhdani, Vidrani, Grand Crsko, Upper Dushegubica, Dobrenoec Upper, Lower Dushegubica, Lower Dobrenoec, Drugovo, Ehloec, Ivanchishta, Source, Javorec, Judovo, Kladnik, Klenoec, Kozica, Lavchani, Malkoec, Malo Crsko, Monastry Dolenci, Podvis, Popoec, Popolzhani, Prostranje, Svinjishte, Srbjani and Cer

Demographics

According to the last National census from 2002 this municipality has 3,249 inhabitants. [1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 2,784
  • Turks = 292
  • Albanians = 155
  • others = 18

The overall number of inhabitants in the micro region is 45715, out of which 3249 are located in the municipality of Drugovo and 1322 in the municipality of Vranestica. The average density of the population is 9.1 inhabitants per km2. Due to the large surface under forests and pastures, the municipality of Drugovo has lower density of 8.48 inhabitants per km2 whereas the density of the municipality of Vranestica is 12.1 inhabitants per km2. From 28 inhabited places in the municipality of Drugovo, 26 places are small with less than 300 inhabitants, out of which 21 inhabited places have less than 100 inhabitants. Medium in size is the inhabited place Srbjani with 508 inhabitants, whereas the largest is the central inhabited place Drugovo with total of 1398 inhabitants. According to the ethnical structure, the population in the two municipalities is composed of Macedonians, for the largest part, (83,5%), Turkish (12,43%), Albanian (3,61%) According to the degree of education within people above 15 years of age, most common is secondary and elementary education8. The average percentage of the inhabitants with secondary education in both municipalities is 30%, and elementary education is represented with 35%. The higher education is represented with average percentage of 2.85%.

Notes

  1. [2] Macedonian census data of 2002

Culture and Media Culture In this part of the profile, the data which refer to the cultural-artistic associations, churches and monasteries, as well as archaeological localities is presented. The micro region is known for organization of several cultural and entertaining events. The monastery “The Most Holy Mother of God”, with the temple dedicated to the holiday Good News, is one of the most important Macedonian cultural and educational sanctuary in the western part of Macedonia. The monastery complex which is located in the plains of the mountain Cocan, 920 metres above sea level, originates from 1316 A..D., and it was rebuilt in 1847. This monastery is known also by the name of Krninski, which is believed to had come from the Crnino Cesme, area located approximately 2 km. northwest. The monastery The Most Holy Mother of God represents the cradle of the literacy and literature. The enlightenment monastery life is especially more influential in the second part of the 19th century where there presided and worked the most prominent Macedonian reformers: Kiril Pejcinovic, Joakim Krcovski and Jordan Hadgi Konstantinov – Dzinot. Opening its premises for both the Christians and the Moslems, The Most Holy Mother of God represents a guardian of the motherhood and the life itself. The importance of “The Most Holy Mother of God” for the Macedonian Orthodox Church is reiterated by the inauguration of the first Archbishop of the renewed autocephalous Macedonian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Archbishop Dositej. In the municipality of Drugovo the Cultural and Artistic Association “Goce Delcev” has been working for several decades, consisting of prominent musicians of folklore instruments, originating from this area, who have been awarded several international recognitions for their results. This folklore association has achieved recognitions at several events: “Istibansko Zdravo” – Vinica, the Balkan Festival – Ohrid, the International Festival of Instruments and Songs – Dolneni, Prilep. The most famous event, with decade long tradition is the traditional celebration of the monument of Lopusnik, of Koco Racin, which is held every year on June 13th. Poets from the Association of the Writers of Macedonia participate as well at this event. Also, scientific works are submitted by distinguished Macedonian scientists and artists. The cooperation with other local self-government units inside and outside the country is of significance since by the means of cooperation experiences are exchanged: presentation of different cultures by guest from the various cultural and artistic associations. Municipality of Drugovo, besides the cooperation with the other municipalities in Macedonia, has established cooperation with the municipalities from other countries as well. Thus, municipality of Drugovo is brother settlement to two municipalities from Poland, Tomasev Ljubelski with 24,000 inhabitants and municipality of Zverzhinac with 8000 inhabitants. Archaeological localities In the territory of the two municipalities, there is large number of archaeological localities, due to the fact that there used to exist inhabited localities within this area since the earliest period of human existence. From the ancient history era, the Neolith, to the latest Stone Age, significant number of remnants of settlements have been discovered at the locality Gradski Venec, near village Miokazi, the municipality of Vranestica. Bronze Age settlement was discovered in the vicinity of the village church St. George, in the settlement Bigor Dolenci. The archaeological findings from the necropolis located in the village Karbunica chronologically belong to the golden Hellenic period – from the time of Alexander the Great to the late Roman period. The old Christian facilities – basilicas were discovered at the locality Gradistea ridge near village Miokazi. An overview of the most significant archaeological localities in these two municipalities follows: � village Belica (municipality of Drugovo) Gorno Selo, a necropolis from late Ancient Time, St. Alexandria, medieval church and a necropolis (during the excavation of the church a tomb was discovered that contained silver coins brought by a Serbian public dignitary). � village Brzdani (municipality of Drugovo) Fort of The Most Holy Mother of God from the late Ancient Time Vodici – medieval church and a necropolis (a bronze cast earring, from the type of “cluster”, was discovered, dating from 10 to 12th century A.D.) Seliste – a settlement with melting facility and a necropolis from the late Ancient Time. Fragments from ceramic vessels , patos, construction material as well as slay from melted iron ore. Selce – a settlement from late Ancient Time. � village Kladnik (municipality of Drugovo) Gjurgjejca – a settlement and a necropolis from late ancient time. Korita – a settlement and a necropolis from Roman times where coins and bronze statuette of the god Mercury were found. Lakajca – a medieval church and a necropolis.

See also

CONCLUSION One of the most important questions in the municipalities or the micro regions that are in the beginning of the local economic development is what are they able to do, which is often outside their control or capabilities. Although the activities of the local economic development should be tailored according to the local comparative advantages, still, they take place in a much larger context, both national and international. In the framework of the circumstances and factors, the local self-government is the basic, although not the only, institution which is responsible for the local/micro regional economic development. Important partners in LED besides the public sectors are the private and civil society sector. The local government has three key roles in the local economic development, namely: � participation in creation of the local economic policy, � management of the local policy, programmes and projects of economic and social character, and � provision of important information for the enterprises regarding the opportunities, laws, bylaws, availability of public services and alike. The local government should be the main carrier and initiator of the programmes for economic development through public consumption, support to the local industrial growth and development of small and medium sized enterprises. The three key elements in the building of the foundation of the local economic development are the following: 1. The strategy for the local economic development which provides framework and logistics of programmes, projects and costs that are to be incurred. The same are usually shaped on the basis of the research on the nature of the economic and social problems of one region, as well as on the ways that the economic policy can assist in solving these problems. 2. The operational structure which is created and mobilized for achievement of certain policy, including the local policy’s interventions, the locally targeted measures such as the operationalization of the central government’s policy, or the partnerships that combine the role of different local bodies. 3. The activities, i.e. the projects and programmes that are aimed at improvement of the competitiveness of the businesses, stimulation of entrepreneurship and formation of new businesses (mostly SMEs), attraction of FDI, export promotion, improvement of the qualifications and additional qualifications of the labour force, the betterment of the physical infrastructure, etc. These three elements are contained in the Strategic Plan for economic development of the micro region Drugovo, by including simultaneously several factors that may increase the probability for successful projects and programmes for economic development: - Understanding the advantages and weaknesses of the local economy as well as its comparative advantages; - The Management should bring individuals, science and financial means closer, in the various levels of the current administration and different individuals from the public, private and social sectors can realize the mutual tasks. The local self-government, i.e. the local government only on its own cannot improve the economic wellbeing of the municipality; - Principles, programmes and actions plans which are planned in relation with the local needs and comparative economic advantages; - Provision of assistance and/or services to areas where the markets and institution are not willing or are unable to fulfil the needs of the municipality. The public sector should not expel the private sector from places where the private sector is interested in investing. The Strategic Plan for economic development of the micro region Drugovo was produced according to the EU standards for sustainable development, and pays special attention to the three aspects of sustainability for the present and future generations in the municipalities: economic, social and environmental aspect.

External links

Coordinates: 41°29′N 20°55′E / 41.48°N 20.91°E / 41.48; 20.91

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Drugovo municipality
Општина Другово
—  Municipality  —
region
Municipal seat Drugovo
Population
 - Total 3,249
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Drugovo (Macedonian: Другово) is a municipality in western Republic of Macedonia. Drugovo is also the name of the village where the municipal seat is found. Drugovo municipality is part of Southwestern statistical region.

Contents

Geography

The municipality borders Debar municipality in the west, Mavrovo and Rostuša municipality in the north-west, Zajas municipality in the north-east, Kičevo municipality, Vraneštica municipality, Plasnica municipality, and Kruševo municipality in the east, Demir Hisar municipality in the south-east, and Debarca municipality in the south-west.

Drugovo territory of the municipality is located in western Macedonia, part of the former municipality of Kicevo. Indeed, it is the largest municipality in Kicevo valley which takes its western and southern part belongs to the upper catchment area of River Fever, which emerges in this area. Relief that is situated between the Bistra mountains to the north, west Stogovo, Ilinska mountains to the south, the narrow space on East Bouchez and the northeast part of the level of Kicevo area. It borders the municipalities of Kicevo, Zajas, Rostuše Center Zupa, Demir Hisar, and the narrow part of Krusevo and Plasnica. Through it leads the way Gostivar-Kicevo-Ohrid, and there are local and regional roads. Drugovo territory of the municipality covers an area of 385 km2 and includes the larger the area municipalities in the Republic Makedonija.Prosechna density of population is only 8.48 inhabitants per km2, which indicates a very small population in the municipality, which has good natural resources . Within the community are 29 settlements in which a central position and the seat of the municipality's other. Other settlements are: Belica, Brzhdani, Vidrani, Grand Crsko, Upper Dushegubica, Dobrenoec Upper, Lower Dushegubica, Lower Dobrenoec, Drugovo, Ehloec, Ivanchishta, Source, Javorec, Judovo, Kladnik, Klenoec, Kozica, Lavchani, Malkoec, Malo Crsko, Monastry Dolenci, Podvis, Popoec, Popolzhani, Prostranje, Svinjishte, Srbjani and Cer

Demographics

According to the last National census from 2002 this municipality has 3,249 inhabitants. [1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 2,784
  • Turks = 292
  • Albanians = 155
  • others = 18

The overall number of inhabitants in the micro region is 45715, out of which 3249 are located in the municipality of Drugovo and 1322 in the municipality of Vranestica. The average density of the population is 9.1 inhabitants per km2. Due to the large surface under forests and pastures, the municipality of Drugovo has lower density of 8.48 inhabitants per km2 whereas the density of the municipality of Vranestica is 12.1 inhabitants per km2. From 28 inhabited places in the municipality of Drugovo, 26 places are small with less than 300 inhabitants, out of which 21 inhabited places have less than 100 inhabitants. Medium in size is the inhabited place Srbjani with 508 inhabitants, whereas the largest is the central inhabited place Drugovo with total of 1398 inhabitants. According to the ethnical structure, the population in the two municipalities is composed of Macedonians, for the largest part, (83,5%), Turkish (12,43%), Albanian (3,61%) According to the degree of education within people above 15 years of age, most common is secondary and elementary education8. The average percentage of the inhabitants with secondary education in both municipalities is 30%, and elementary education is represented with 35%. The higher education is represented with average percentage of 2.85%.

Notes

  1. [2] Macedonian census data of 2002

Culture and Media Culture In this part of the profile, the data which refer to the cultural-artistic associations, churches and monasteries, as well as archaeological localities is presented. The micro region is known for organization of several cultural and entertaining events. The monastery “The Most Holy Mother of God”, with the temple dedicated to the holiday Good News, is one of the most important Macedonian cultural and educational sanctuary in the western part of Macedonia. The monastery complex which is located in the plains of the mountain Cocan, 920 metres above sea level, originates from 1316 A..D., and it was rebuilt in 1847. This monastery is known also by the name of Krninski, which is believed to had come from the Crnino Cesme, area located approximately 2 km. northwest. The monastery The Most Holy Mother of God represents the cradle of the literacy and literature. The enlightenment monastery life is especially more influential in the second part of the 19th century where there presided and worked the most prominent Macedonian reformers: Kiril Pejcinovic, Joakim Krcovski and Jordan Hadgi Konstantinov – Dzinot. Opening its premises for both the Christians and the Moslems, The Most Holy Mother of God represents a guardian of the motherhood and the life itself. The importance of “The Most Holy Mother of God” for the Macedonian Orthodox Church is reiterated by the inauguration of the first Archbishop of the renewed autocephalous Macedonian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Archbishop Dositej. In the municipality of Drugovo the Cultural and Artistic Association “Goce Delcev” has been working for several decades, consisting of prominent musicians of folklore instruments, originating from this area, who have been awarded several international recognitions for their results. This folklore association has achieved recognitions at several events: “Istibansko Zdravo” – Vinica, the Balkan Festival – Ohrid, the International Festival of Instruments and Songs – Dolneni, Prilep. The most famous event, with decade long tradition is the traditional celebration of the monument of Lopusnik, of Koco Racin, which is held every year on June 13th. Poets from the Association of the Writers of Macedonia participate as well at this event. Also, scientific works are submitted by distinguished Macedonian scientists and artists. The cooperation with other local self-government units inside and outside the country is of significance since by the means of cooperation experiences are exchanged: presentation of different cultures by guest from the various cultural and artistic associations. Municipality of Drugovo, besides the cooperation with the other municipalities in Macedonia, has established cooperation with the municipalities from other countries as well. Thus, municipality of Drugovo is brother settlement to two municipalities from Poland, Tomasev Ljubelski with 24,000 inhabitants and municipality of Zverzhinac with 8000 inhabitants. Archaeological localities In the territory of the two municipalities, there is large number of archaeological localities, due to the fact that there used to exist inhabited localities within this area since the earliest period of human existence. From the ancient history era, the Neolith, to the latest Stone Age, significant number of remnants of settlements have been discovered at the locality Gradski Venec, near village Miokazi, the municipality of Vranestica. Bronze Age settlement was discovered in the vicinity of the village church St. George, in the settlement Bigor Dolenci. The archaeological findings from the necropolis located in the village Karbunica chronologically belong to the golden Hellenic period – from the time of Alexander the Great to the late Roman period. The old Christian facilities – basilicas were discovered at the locality Gradistea ridge near village Miokazi. An overview of the most significant archaeological localities in these two municipalities follows: � village Belica (municipality of Drugovo) Gorno Selo, a necropolis from late Ancient Time, St. Alexandria, medieval church and a necropolis (during the excavation of the church a tomb was discovered that contained silver coins brought by a Serbian public dignitary). � village Brzdani (municipality of Drugovo) Fort of The Most Holy Mother of God from the late Ancient Time Vodici – medieval church and a necropolis (a bronze cast earring, from the type of “cluster”, was discovered, dating from 10 to 12th century A.D.) Seliste – a settlement with melting facility and a necropolis from the late Ancient Time. Fragments from ceramic vessels , patos, construction material as well as slay from melted iron ore. Selce – a settlement from late Ancient Time. � village Kladnik (municipality of Drugovo) Gjurgjejca – a settlement and a necropolis from late ancient time. Korita – a settlement and a necropolis from Roman times where coins and bronze statuette of the god Mercury were found. Lakajca – a medieval church and a necropolis.

See also

CONCLUSION One of the most important questions in the municipalities or the micro regions that are in the beginning of the local economic development is what are they able to do, which is often outside their control or capabilities. Although the activities of the local economic development should be tailored according to the local comparative advantages, still, they take place in a much larger context, both national and international. In the framework of the circumstances and factors, the local self-government is the basic, although not the only, institution which is responsible for the local/micro regional economic development. Important partners in LED besides the public sectors are the private and civil society sector. The local government has three key roles in the local economic development, namely: � participation in creation of the local economic policy, � management of the local policy, programmes and projects of economic and social character, and � provision of important information for the enterprises regarding the opportunities, laws, bylaws, availability of public services and alike. The local government should be the main carrier and initiator of the programmes for economic development through public consumption, support to the local industrial growth and development of small and medium sized enterprises. The three key elements in the building of the foundation of the local economic development are the following: 1. The strategy for the local economic development which provides framework and logistics of programmes, projects and costs that are to be incurred. The same are usually shaped on the basis of the research on the nature of the economic and social problems of one region, as well as on the ways that the economic policy can assist in solving these problems. 2. The operational structure which is created and mobilized for achievement of certain policy, including the local policy’s interventions, the locally targeted measures such as the operationalization of the central government’s policy, or the partnerships that combine the role of different local bodies. 3. The activities, i.e. the projects and programmes that are aimed at improvement of the competitiveness of the businesses, stimulation of entrepreneurship and formation of new businesses (mostly SMEs), attraction of FDI, export promotion, improvement of the qualifications and additional qualifications of the labour force, the betterment of the physical infrastructure, etc. These three elements are contained in the Strategic Plan for economic development of the micro region Drugovo, by including simultaneously several factors that may increase the probability for successful projects and programmes for economic development: - Understanding the advantages and weaknesses of the local economy as well as its comparative advantages; - The Management should bring individuals, science and financial means closer, in the various levels of the current administration and different individuals from the public, private and social sectors can realize the mutual tasks. The local self-government, i.e. the local government only on its own cannot improve the economic wellbeing of the municipality; - Principles, programmes and actions plans which are planned in relation with the local needs and comparative economic advantages; - Provision of assistance and/or services to areas where the markets and institution are not willing or are unable to fulfil the needs of the municipality. The public sector should not expel the private sector from places where the private sector is interested in investing. The Strategic Plan for economic development of the micro region Drugovo was produced according to the EU standards for sustainable development, and pays special attention to the three aspects of sustainability for the present and future generations in the municipalities: economic, social and environmental aspect.

External links

Coordinates: 41°29′N 20°55′E / 41.48°N 20.91°E / 41.48; 20.91


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