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MACEDONIA Our country,

The Republic of Macedonia,

Is Located on the south - east of Europe, in the heart of the Balkan peninsula. In December 2005, Republic of Macedonia was granted status as a country candidate for entering the European Union.


Municipality

RANKOVCE

Flag of Municipality

Coat Arms of Municipality


Municipality Rankovce - Geography

The Municipality of Rankovce, covers an area of 240 square kilometars and it is located in the north - eastern part of Macedonia. It covers the area of “Slavishko Pole” (field), which belongs to the basin of the river “Kriva Reka”. “Rankovce” bordering municipalities are: • • • •

Municipality of Kriva Palanka to the east Municipality of Kratovo to the south Municipality of Staro Nagorichane to the west Municipality of Targovishte - Republic of Serbia to the north.


Municipality Rankovce - Demography

The Municipality of Rankovce is a unity consisted of 18 settlements: - 3 are lowland type - 9 hill type - 6 mountain type The Municipality Center is located in Rankovce and belongs to the group of medium-sized municipalities. According to the 2002 Macedonian Census, Rankovce Municipality has 4,144 residents.: Macedonians – 4, 058 (97,9%) Roma – 57 (1,4) Others – 29 (0,7)


Municipality Rankovce Municipality road - communication position.

Municipality of Rankovce, has a significant geostrategic position because of the north bordering with Serbia and because of indirect border with Republic of Bulgaria trough the Municipality of Kriva Palanka ( 30 km). Through the area of Municipality of Rankovce passes the road that connects the southern Balkan, on the east through Bulgaria, with Turkey and Asia, and on the west through Albania, Adriatic and Ionian Sea with Italy. Today known as Corridor 8 east - west.


Municipality Rankovce - Geography Municipality road - communication position.

Road connection: - To the south-west with Kumanovo (50 km) and Skopje (80km). - To the east with Kriva Palanka (20km) . - To the northeast through the border crossing “Deve Bair� with Kyustendil (60km), Bulgaria. - To the south with Kratovo (25km).


Municipality Environment

Along the territory of Municipality Rankovce, there is an area called “Slavishko Pole” (field), where is the geographical location of the watercourse and the basin of the river “Kriva Reka”, surrounded by two high mountains, Osogovo and German with mild slopes, beautiful beech and oak forest .

“Slavishko Field” or “Slavishko Pole” is separated on two parts by the watercourse of the river “Kriva Reka”. “Slavishko Pole” is the most important resource for the development of agriculture in the municipality Rankovce River “ Kriva Reka” is the artery of “Slavishko Pole”


“Slavishko Pole” “Slavishko Field” or “Slavishko Pole” is separated on two parts by the watercourse of the river “Kriva Reka”.

“Slavishko Pole” has 9930 hectares of agricultural land with fields and gardens of 7219 hectares , 104 hectares of orchards, 11 hectares of vineyards, 601 hectares and 1995 hectares of meadows pastures.


“Slavishko Pole”

The soil of “Slavishko Pole” is rich with mineral resources – non metal bentonite used in most metal for casting of metals and quartz stone as well. “Slavisko Pole” surrounding mountains like Osogovo, German and Biljino, are rich with forests, water, and potential mineral resources.


One picture -1000 words Four pictures - tale


Churches

photo 1. St John Baptist, village Otoshnica, Rankovce photo 2.3.4. St Nicholas, village Psacha, Rankovce (with detail in the wall)


Churches

photo 1. St George, Petralica, Rankovce photo 2. St Nicholas, village Opila, Rankovce photo 3. St Parascheva, village Radibush, Rankovce photo 4. St Holy Trinity, village German, Rankovce


Churches

photo 1. St Nativity of the Holy Virgin Mother, Rankovce


Old architecture in Rankovce

Houses built of “hand made“ stone


Old architecture in Rankovce


Old architecture in Rankovce Houses built of “hand made“ stone


Compilation of old and new - Watermill


New and reconstructed objects - Primary school Rankovce - Primary school Psacha - Police station Rankovce - Fire department Rankovce


New facilities to improve the quality of life in the community - New bridge on Kriva Reka, village Opila - Tennis court in Rankovce - Football field in Rankovce


- Building of the clinic in Rankovce - Building of small textile business in Rankovce - Green market in Rankovce


Business in municipality - Collection point of quartz stone


Business in municipality - Division of Slate stone “Shkrilec� paving for urban areas


Business in municipality

- Surface mining of bentonite - Factory “Bentomak� for milling and baking bentonite


Mine & Factory “Bentomak”


Farming in the municipality


Planted fields with fruit trees 1. and 2. Cherries; 3.Hazelnuts; 4. Raspberries;


Mountain fields

over 1300 meters above sea level


Lowland fields

on 400 meters above sea level


Lowland fields

on 400 meters above sea level


Farming in the municipality


Mountain forest

Pine forest; Beech forest; Lone oak & Oak forest


Mountain treasures


Artificial lake in Otoshnica as resources for water supply and tourism


Tourism

in small ponds caused by atmospheric water surface mines in the mine "Bentomak“ 1. Gogomond, Krivo Krushche 2. Univerzal Park Ginovci


A view from the heights (up to 1000 meters above sea level)


A view from the heights (up to 1000 meters above sea level)


A view from the heights (up to 1000 meters above sea level)


Mountain roads of communication between rural communities and the exploitation of forests


Water resources

with extraordinary clean water from the mountains


River Kriva Reka - the main artery of the municipality


River Kriva Reka - ponds and streams around it


Gratitude for you attention

Rankovci rural development presentation  
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