Facts about the municipality of Shuto Orizari

Shuto Orizari is beginning to develop in late 1963, the beginning of 1964, with the settlement of the first inhabitants, mostly Roma. The name derives from the word "shit" which means infertility. With the gradual shaping of the settlement, the Municipality of Suto Orizari begins to gain the appearance of an urbanized suburban neighborhood.

Over time, the settlement acquires its own administrative and cultural institutions. In 1996, Shuto Orizari together with the two villages around him - Gorno and Dolno Orizari form an independent administrative unit - the municipality of Suto Orizari. The municipality of Shuto Orizari is the first municipality in the world with a majority Roma population.

The municipality of Shuto Orizari covers an area of ​​7.48 km² and has a population density of 2,780.75 inhabitants / km².

The general picture of the population in the municipality of Shuto Orizari, according to the census of the population, households and dwellings in the Republic of Macedonia. since 2002 is given in the tables below (according to unofficial data about 35,000 inhabitants). According to the data, 60.6% of the total population in the municipality is of Roma ethnicity or around 14.000 Roma.

However, with the reiteration that all this data should be taken with reserve since it has been a long period since the last official census.

Migration movements of the population show a trend of increase of the total population in the municipality of Shuto Orizari, and are shown in the following tables together with the age structure of the population (of which only 4.6% is above the age limit of 65 years, and differs significantly from the population in the City Skopje above the same age limit as 10.4%)

There are 2 elementary schools in the Municipality of Shuto Orizari. One of them is called "Brothers Ramiz and Hamid" where students, except students who study in Macedonian language and have a subject Roma language. The other school is "26 July" where it is taught in Albanian language. At the same time, there is a high school named "Shaip Yusuf"
In the municipality there is an outpatient clinic where almost all inhabitants of Suto Orizari are treated, but also from the nearby villages of Brazhd, Kučeviste, Pobožje

The mayor of the municipality from 2017 with a four-year mandate is Kurta Dudush from SDSM. The council of the municipality has 19 councilors out of which eight are from SDSM, seven from SRM, two from DUI, one.

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