Skopje is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Macedonia, with more than a quarter of the population of the country, as well as the political, cultural, economical and academic centre of the country.It was known from the Roman period under the name Scupi. The city developed rapidly after World War II, but this trend was interrupted in 1963 when it was hit by a disastrous earthquake. Today Skopje is a modern city with a range of cultural monuments.
Skopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River and is located on a major north-south Balkan route between Central Europe and Athens. It has 506,926 inhabitants (2002 census). It is a major centre for the metal-processing, chemical, timber, textile, leather, and printing industries but has suffered many closures since 1991. Industrial development of the city has been accompanied by developments of the trade and banking sectors, as well as an emphasis on the fields of culture and sport. Read more about Skopje...
More information about Skopje you can find on:
1. www.skopjeonline.com.mk - Culture, Education, Night Life, Accomodation
2. ExploringMacedonia.com (Macedonian official tourism portal)
A site which incorporates travel information on Macedonia, Macedonian hotels, restaurants, flights, agencies, including off- the- beaten track tours like rock art tours, various Balkan tours, cave safari, paragliding and biking tours. Here you will find information on Macedonia events, concerts, cultural and historical tours, especially about the Macedonian pearl Ohrid and the Ohrid Lake, Mavrovo and other less known but exquisite places.