Gevgelija Travel Guide
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Gevgelija, is located in the southeast of Macedonia along the bank of the Vardar River, situated at the Macedonia's main border with Greece. Gevgelija is seat of the Gevgelija municipality.
According to the 2002 census, Gevgelija had a population of around 15,685. Gevgelija lies at an altitude of 50 meters above the sea level.
Gevgelija acts as a rail depot between Macedonia & Greece, making it a regional center. Apart from agriculture, Gevgelija also has a well developed light industry and trade. Gevgelija is also a centre for raising silkworms, an integral part of Macedonia's silk trade. Alongside its agriculture, Gevgelija economy consists of a light industry sector.
Gevgelija tourism is growing, with a spa located in the nearby village of Negorci. Gevgelija has a large number of casinos located in the town and the surroundings. Gevgelija has been nicknamed The Macedonian Las Vegas because of the great number of Greeks who come to the town and visit its six casinos and numerous shops.
Sports and Recreation in Gevgelija
Kozuf is aspecific mountain because it is the first natural barrier in the Republic of Macedonia that is directly exposed to the influences of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. Its highest peak is Zelenbeg, at 2,171 meters above the sea level. A new and modern ski center is built recently on the mountain.
It's located just 13 km western from Gevgelija and it is a major winter resort in this part of the country. A cable railways system with a capacity of 13,500 skiers per hour, as well as an international heliodrom, structures for providing services to the resort, a central parking lot and a gas stations.
According to the expert team analyses, the main ski season is expected to last from 15th December to late March, whereas the summer tourist season is anticipated to take place from mid June to late August.
Casinos and Gambling
The Macedonian Las Vegas is the title given to Gevgelija since the town is seat of many casions. Because of this great number of Greeks are coming to Gevgelija and visit its six casinos and numerous shops; some 1,500-2,000 Greek citizens cross the Bogorodica border every day.
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By Tanja Zajkova