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Skopje review: 40 facts and highlights

Skopje
Skopje
55
points

Why is Skopje better than the average?

  • Population density
    890 people/km²vs3894.7 people/km²
  • Sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    10vs1.59
  • Average minimum temperature
    6.2°Cvs13.23°C
  • Male population
    49.7%vs49.06%
  • Research institutions and think tanks
    15vs3.5

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

890 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but the extent to which this is the case depends on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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8.03 people/km²

2.median age of population

36.2 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

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15.2 years

3.population

0.48 million

Populous cities usually offer better employment opportunities and many entertainment options. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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23 million

4.female population

50.2%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

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55.6%

5.male population

49.7%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

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67%

6.ethnic groups

6

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

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Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Skopje

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

2.number of universities

5

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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3.VAT

18%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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0%

4.unemployment rate

31.4%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

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Environment

1.average temperature

12.5°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

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32°C

2.average maximum temperature

18.8°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

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38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
Skopje

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

Montpellier

4.humidity rate

70.7%

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. In general, higher humidity makes climate harder to stand for people. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

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5.has smoking ban in public places
Skopje

Source: city's official website, 2019.

6.has mountains nearby
Skopje

There are mountains at a distance of maximum 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the city. Mountains are considered to have an elevation of at least 1,000 m (3,300 ft). Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

0

The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Source: UNESCO, 2019.

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17

2.number of cinemas

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

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Berlin

300

3.number of museums

7

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

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London

240

4.number of theaters

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

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140

5.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)

10

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2019.

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6.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Skopje

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

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Transportation

1.a bike sharing system
Skopje

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

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2.number of airports

1

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Skopje

In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

2.number of international embassies

29

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2019.

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3.level of corruption

3.9

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

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4.has a stock exchange
Skopje

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

5.number of corporate headquarters

0

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2019.

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50

6.research institutions and think tanks

15

A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2019.

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