Butel Municipality

Butel Municipality
Општина Бутел
City municipality (Rural)


Coat of arms
Country  Macedonia
Region Skopje Statistical Region
Municipal seat Skopje
  Mayor Petre Latinovski (VMRO-DPMNE)
  Total 36,154
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Website http://www.opstinabutel.gov.mk

Butel Municipality (Macedonian:  Бутел ) is one of the ten municipalities that make up the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.

A cemetery in Butel is where the grave of George Zorbas, the character upon whom Nikos Kazantzakis based the fictional Alexis Zorbas of his novel Zorba the Greek, is located.


Butel borders Gazi Baba Municipality to the southeast, Čair Municipality to the south, Karpoš Municipality to the southwest, Šuto Orizari Municipality and Čučer-Sandevo Municipality to the northwest, and Lipkovo Municipality to the northeast.


According to the last national census from 2002 Butel has 36,154 inhabitants.[1] Ethnic groups in the municipality include:


  1. 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)

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Coordinates: 42°00′N 21°28′E / 42.00°N 21.47°E / 42.00; 21.47

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