Makedonski Brod

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Makedonski Brod
Македонски Брод
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Flag of Makedonski Brod
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Coat of arms of Makedonski Brod
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Makedonski Brod is located in Republic of Macedonia
Makedonski Brod
Makedonski Brod
Location within Macedonia
Coordinates: 41°30′N 21°13′E / 41.500°N 21.217°E / 41.500; 21.217Coordinates: 41°30′N 21°13′E / 41.500°N 21.217°E / 41.500; 21.217
Country  Macedonia
Municipality Makedonski Brod municipality
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (citation needed)
 • Total 3,740
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6530
Area code(s) +389 045
Car plates KI

Makedonski Brod (Macedonian: Македонски Брод [maˈkɛdɔnski brɔt] ( ); meaning Macedonian Ford) is a town in the central part of Macedonia, on the south-eastern part of Suva Gora, western Karadžica and south-western Dautica mountains. The town is the seat of Makedonski Brod Municipality.

Geography

Church of the Holy Mother of God in Makedonski Brod

Makedonski Brod is one of the smallest towns in Macedonia. It is located in the region of Poreche and is the centre of the region. The town lies on the banks of the upper region of the river Treska.

History

In the location of the present-day town, there was a bridge that connected the towns of Prilep and Kičevo, which gave the name of the town. According to a tomb inscription found in the village of Krapa, it was determined that the area was populated by the Romans. Later, with the arrival of Slavs to the Balkan Peninsula, the Slavic tribe Berziti (Brsjaci) settled here.

In the vicinity of Makedonski Brod, near the village of Devič, are visible remnants of buildings that confirm that in this region, in the Middle Ages, there was a town/settlement which functioned as a centre for the entire area.

Monuments of culture

Also to be seen is the Devina Tower, built in the vicinity of the cave Pešna, here also may be found remnants of the town's walls which were, according to legend, built by the young girl Pešna, sister of the hero Krale (King) Marko.

In the town and its vicinity a large number of churches were built, among which are the town's church St. Mary, St. Dimitrius in the village of Trebino, St. Nicholas in the village of Plasnica, etc.

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