Skopje · Population

Question: What is the population of Skopje? Answer: Skopje (Скопје), Macedonia (Administrative unit: Karpoš) - last known population is ≈ 497 900 (year 2013). This was 24.024% of total Macedonia population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2002-2013 (+0.58%/year), Skopje population in 2020 would be: 518 426*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1961-1971] +6.18 %/year
[1971-1981] +2.69 %/year
[1981-1994] +0.66 %/year
[1994-2002] +0.63 %/year
[2002-2013] +0.58 %/year


GPS coordinates: 41.996, 21.431

Local time in Skopje: 16:35 Wednesday GMT+2.

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Skopje on city and population density map

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Sources, Notices

1961c, 1971c, 1981c, 1994c, 2002c, 2013e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
State Statistical Office, Republic of Macedonia
Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Macedonia, 2002 – Book XIII, Skopje, 2005. (PDF). State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia.
• Statistical Yearbook of Yugoslavia 1987
Censuses of population 1948 - 2002
• The Europa World Year Book 2004 ISBN: 1-85743-255-X (vol.II), p2712
National Report - UN-Habitat p12 (c.1961,71,81)
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).