Municipality of Bitola

Country

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

E-mail natasal@bitola.gov.mk
The Municipality of Bitola is the biggest local authority in the cross-border area of the former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba, Nidže and Kajmakčalan mountain ranges, 14 kilometres (9 miles) 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.

Bitola is the economic and industrial center of southwestern country. 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 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. Municipality of Bitola holds a great experience in implementing cross-border projects about tourism, culture and environment
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