Butel Municipality

Butel Municipality
Општина Бутел
City municipality (Rural)
Flag of Butel Municipality
Official logo of Butel Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Butel Municipality
Country  Macedonia
Region Skopje Statistical Region
Municipal seat Skopje
 • Mayor Velimir Smilevski (SDSM)
 • Total 36,154
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
Website http://www.opstinabutel.gov.mk

Butel Municipality (Macedonian: About this sound Бутел ; Albanian: Butel) is one of the ten municipalities that make up the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.

A cemetery in Butel is where the grave of George Zorbas, the character upon whom Nikos Kazantzakis based the fictional Alexis Zorbas of his novel Zorba the Greek, is located.


Butel borders


According to the last national census from 2002 Butel has 36,154 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:


  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)

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Coordinates: 42°00′N 21°28′E / 42.00°N 21.47°E / 42.00; 21.47