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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Skopje (Скопје), Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

Skopje panorama
Skopje panorama from Skopje Fortress, in the background left the Macedonian Radio-Television headquarters, in center the Macedonian Opera and Ballet House, on the right the Archaeological Museum near the Stone Bridge. The bridge across the Vardar River connects Macedonia Square, in the center of Skopje, with the Old Bazaar.
Image: Marcin Szala

About Skopje

Skopje Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing Skopje (Скопје), largest city and the national capital of the Republic of Macedonia, a landlocked country in the center of the Balkan Peninsula. The city is located in central northern part of the country, within the Skopje valley at the upper reaches of the Vardar (or Axios river in Greek), the republic's main river. The city is a way-station on a major Balkan route between Athens, northern Greece and Belgrade.

Skopje Fortress
Skopje Fortress (Kale), the iconic bastion, formerly a fortified city, is located in the old town of Skopje.
Image: Yemc
Like many settlements in the Balkans and the Mediterranean the site has a long history. In the second century BC the area was for some times the center of the Dardanian Kingdom, an Illyrian or Thracian tribe. More reliable sources state that in the first century the site (now on the outskirts of Skopje) became a Roman colony with the settling of mainly veteran legionnaires. The foundation of permanent military camps was an established method of the Romans to secure conquered territory and to maintain presence. The place was then known as "Colonia Flavia Scupinorum" (Scupi). In 518 AD Scupi was largely destroyed by an earthquake. A successor town was later built nearby.

Today Skopje is the primate city, a principal city of the Republic of Macedonia and the center of governmental power, it is the political, cultural, and economic hub for the country and the center of higher education.

Skopje is the country's largest city with a population of 540,000 inhabitants (in 2012), this is more than one-forth of the entire population of the Republic of Macedonia. Most widely spoken language is Macedonian (official).

The city is home to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, the first state University in the Republic of Macedonia, founded in 1949.

Just zoom in to see the heart of Skopje, with the Stone Bridge over the Vardar River, the Triumphal Arch (Triumfalna Kapija), Alexander the Great fountain, Mother Teresa Square, the Holocaust Museum, the Skopje Fortress (Kale), Macedonian opera and ballet, and the Museum of Macedonia.

The map shows a city map of Skopje with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Skopje's Alexander the Great Airport (IATA code: SKP), located about 22.5 km (14 mi) by road (via Boulevard Alexander the Great and A4), southeast of the city.

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Local Time Skopje:
Friday-July-12  22:07  
Standard Time Zone (CET): UTC/GMT +1 hour
CEST (Daylight Saving Time) in use from end of March until end of October: time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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City Coordinates: 42°0′N 21°26′E

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