Butel municipality

Butel municipality

Infobox Municipality in the Republic of Macedonia
municipality_name=Butel municipality
municipality_name_mkd=Општина Бутел
municipality_location=MKD_muni_nonn(Skopje_Butel).png coa_pic=Butelski_grb.jpg

Butel ( _mk. Бутел) is one of the 10 municipalities the make up the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. In a cemetery in Butel is where George Zorbas's grave is located. George Zorbas was the character upon whom Nikos Kazantzakis based his fictional Alexis Zorbas, the protagonist of his novel Zorba the Greek.


Butel borders Gazi Baba municipality to the south-east, Čair municipality to the south, Karpoš municipality to the south-west, Šuto Orizari municipality and Čučer-Sandevo municipality to the north-west, and Lipkovo municipality to the north-east.


According to the last National census from 2002 Butel has 36,154 inhabitants. ref|census

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:
*Macedonians = 22,506
*Albanians = 9,107
*Turks = 1,304
*Serbs = 1,033


# [http://msed.stat.gov.mk/msed.nsf/cd549cc3f96284dbc1256f2b0026e546/5db5887c1be3440ac1256f3900547f34/$FILE/I1%20Population%2015%20C2002%20123.pdf Macedonian census data of 2002]

ee also

* Greater Skopje
* Republic of Macedonia
* Municipalities of the Republic of Macedonia

External links

* [http://www.makedonija.name/municipalities.php?page=butel Butel municipality info page]

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