Bitola, North Macedonia

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🇲🇰 Bitola is a city in the south-western part of North Macedonia. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba, Nidže and Kajmakčalan mountain ranges, 14 km north of the Medžitlija-Níki border crossing with Greece. The city stands at an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea region with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe, and is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It has been known since the Ottoman period as the "City of Consuls", since many European countries had consulates in Bitola.

Bitola, known during the Ottoman Empire as Manastır or Monastir, is one of the oldest cities in North Macedonia. It was founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon. The city was the last capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (1015-1018) and the last capital of Ottoman Rumelia, from 1836 to 1867. According to the 2002 census, Bitola is the second-largest city in the country. Bitola is also the seat of the Bitola Municipality.

Bitola today Bitola is the economic and industrial centre of south-western North Macedonia. Many of the largest companies in the country are based in the city. The Pelagonia agricultural combine is the largest producer of food in the country. The Streževo water system is the largest in North Macedonia and has the best technological facilities. The three thermoelectric power stations of REK Bitola produce nearly 80% of electricity in the state. The Frinko refrigerate factory was a leading electrical and metal company. Bitola also has significant capacity in the textile and food industries.

Consulates Bitola is also home to thirteen consulates, which gives the city the nickname "the city of consuls".

General consulates •  Bulgaria; •  Greece; Honorary consulates •  Albania; •  Austria; •  Bosnia and Herzegovina; •  France; •  Hungary; •  Montenegro; •  Romania; •  Russia; •  Serbia; •  Turkey; •  Ukraine.

Italy has also expressed interest in opening a consulate in Bitola.

Media There is only one television station in Bitola: Tera, few regional radio stations: the private Radio 105 (Bombarder), Radio 106,6, UKLO FM, Radio Delfin as well as a local weekly newspaper — Bitolski Vesnik.

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Bitola has a population of over 74,550 people. Bitola also forms one of the centres of the wider Pelagonia Region which has a population of over 238,136 people.

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Bitola is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Film see:

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Bitola has links with:

🇷🇴 Brăila, Romania 🇹🇷 Bursa, Turkey 🇲🇪 Cetinje, Montenegro 🇫🇷 Épinal, France 🇭🇺 Esztergom, Hungary 🇲🇪 Herceg Novi, Montenegro 🇩🇪 Kaiserslautern, Germany 🇸🇮 Kranj, Slovenia 🇺🇦 Kremenchuk, Ukraine 🇨🇳 Ningbo, China 🇷🇺 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 🇧🇬 Pleven, Bulgaria 🇷🇸 Požarevac, Serbia 🇷🇺 Pushkin, Russia 🇭🇷 Rijeka, Croatia 🇦🇺 Rockdale, Australia 🇷🇸 Stari Grad, Serbia 🇸🇪 Trelleborg, Sweden 🇧🇬 Veliko Tǎrnovo, Bulgaria 🇹🇷 Yıldırım, Turkey 🇷🇸 Zemun, Serbia
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Antipodal to Bitola is: -158.66,-41.033

Locations Near: Bitola 21.3403,41.0328

🇲🇰 Prilep 21.55,41.333 d: 37.7  

🇦🇱 Korçë 20.767,40.617 d: 66.9  

🇬🇷 Edessa 22.05,40.8 d: 65  

🇲🇰 Kavadarci 22,41.433 d: 70.9  

🇲🇰 Veles 21.793,41.72 d: 85.3  

🇬🇷 Kozani 21.786,40.301 d: 89.6  

🇲🇰 Gostivar 20.917,41.8 d: 92.3  

🇲🇰 Kisela Voda 21.441,41.98 d: 105.6  

🇲🇰 Aerodrom 21.467,41.983 d: 106.2  

🇲🇰 Centar 21.425,41.995 d: 107.2  

Antipodal to: Bitola -158.66,-41.033

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🇦🇸 Pago Pago -170.701,-14.279 d: 16820.1  

🇼🇸 Apia -171.76,-13.833 d: 16734.8  

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🇺🇸 Maui County -156.617,20.868 d: 13128.8  

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