Nikola Panov, Milena Taleska, Hristina Dimeska


The Republic of Macedonia, like other European countries, is following the trend of continuous decline of the population in some parts of the country. Along with this decline in population, there is also a decline in the rate of population growth and population density occurring in certain regions.On the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, regarding the distribution of population density, visible differences can be observed in some parts, and even regions. These demographic changes happened due to the economical opportunities within the country, and also to the migration movements.In this paper, beside the analysis of the data of the population movement and the density of the population (1953 – 2011), we shall also observe the basic marks of the urban and rural environments, in terms of the changes occurring in spatial distribution by regions as well as identifying the factors that influenced the formation of the disparity in today’s asymmetric spatial distribution of the population.


Republic of Macedonia; number of citizens; population growth; urban and rural areas

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