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Turks in the Republic of Macedonia

Ethnic group
GroupTurks in Macedonia
Population date77,959 (2002 census)
est. up to 170,000-200,000
Significant populationsSkopje   Gostivar   Radovish   Strumitsa   Bitola   Tetovo   Resen

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Turks in the Republic of Macedonia, also known as Macedonian Turks, ( ) are the ethnic Turks who constitute the third largest ethnic group in the Republic of Macedonia. According to the 2002 census, there were 77,959 Turks living in the country, forming a minority of some 4% of the population. The communitiy form a majority in Centar Župa and Plasnica. The Turkish community claim higher numbers than the census shows, somewhere between 170,000 and 200,000.


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