Makedonski English

Makedonija


Veles

VELES: In 1991, the population was 67,535. Situated on the main route linking Serbia with Geece, Veles grew in the last century into an important centre of trade. It has grown up in a deep valley with steep sides on the banks of the River Vardar. The town was predominantly industrial. There is a lead-zinc smelter a porcelain factory and a silk factory, as well as leather and metal industries. Agriculture, viticulture and market-gardening are well-developed. Veles is a town with a rich cultural tradition. Significant nearby centres are Prilep, 81 km to the south; Bitola, 127 km to the south and Skopje, 58 km to the north-west. Surrounding villages include Dzumajlija and Gorno Orizari.
Back to Table of Contents
Back to Home Page
E-mail us at: webmaster@makedonija-mk.com

http://www.makedonija-mk.com