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Demir Kapija

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Demir Kapija is a town in the Republic of Macedonia, located near the ominous limestone gates of the same name. It has 3,725 inhabitants. The town is the seat of Demir Kapija Municipality.EtymologyThe name of the town comes from Turkish Demir Kapı (Iron Gate) when the settlement was part of the Ottoman Empire, and is still called Demir Kapı in Turkish.DemographicsThe town of Demir Kapija has 3,725 residents.GeographyThe Vardar river makes a wonderful gorge close to Demir Kapija, while the "Bela Voda" cave is very interesting to see at 955 m long. When passing "The Iron Gates", the road leads to the Valandovo and Gevgelija valley.It is the most picturesque region in Macedonia, as well as the most varied with its agricultural products.This valley is under the influence of the Aegean climate.Demir Kapija has recorded the highest temperature in whole Macedonia. 45,7 degrees Celsius was recorded here the 24 of July 2007.It is also a national monument of nature and an ornithological reserve, home to many rare species of birds and endemic plants.HistoryDemir-Kapija is a place already mentioned in Classical times under the name of Stenae . Even earlier dates to the Paeonian era, a fortress for which remains on the mountain Ramniste on the foothills of the Demir Kapija settlement. The ruins are one of only 3 known Paeonian structures in Macedonia unearthed, and dating some 3000 years. In the Middle Ages Demir Kapija was known as a Slav settlement, under the name of Prosek, while today's name originates from the Turkish reign, meaning "The Iron Gate". Demir Kapija is in Vardar Region. With the Inspirock international travel planner, Demir Kapija and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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