- Šuto Orizari municipality
Infobox Macedonian municipality (Greater Skopje)
Šuto Orizari ( _mk. Шуто Оризари, Macedonian Latinic: "Šuto Orizari", Romani: "Shuto Orizari") otherwise known as "Šutka" (Шутка) or "Shutka" is one of the ten municipalities that makes up the City of Skopje, the capital of the
Republic of Macedonia.
The municipality borders
Butel municipalityin the south and Staro Nagoričane in the north.
Šuto Orizari is the only municipality in the country where Roma make up a majority of the population. Out of a total population of 17,357 in the 2002 census, 13,311 people (76.7%) were of Roma ethnicity. [ [http://msed.stat.gov.mk/msed.nsf/cd549cc3f96284dbc1256f2b0026e546/5db5887c1be3440ac1256f3900547f34/$FILE/I1%20Population%2015%20C2002%20123.pdf Demographics of Macedonian Municipalities by ethnic group] (2002 census data)] Other significant ethnic groups include
Albanians(15.0%) and Macedonians (5.5%). During the recent conflict in Kosovo many Romani refugees found shelter here. The people of Shuto Orizari are roughly divided between the religions of Orthodox Christianityand Islam, there is a significant muslim Tarika of Sufi Islam( Dervish).
Due to the demographics, both Romani and Macedonian are official languages in Shuto Orizari. Albanian and Serbian are also spoken, but are not official languages. The mayor of the municipality,
Erduan Iseini, is an ethnic Rom.
Greater Skopje, administrative division.
Republic of Macedonia
Municipalities of the Republic of Macedonia
* [http://www.sutoorizari.org.mk/ Šuto Orizari municipality official site]
* [http://mls.gov.mk/default.asp?id=teritorial§ion=2&item=84 Šuto Orizari municipality on the site of the Macedonian ministry for local self-government]
* [http://www.popovashapka.com/macedoniainfo/municipal/skopski_shuto_orizari.htm Šuto Orizari municipality on a Macedonian general information page]
* [http://msed.stat.gov.mk/msed.nsf/cd549cc3f96284dbc1256f2b0026e546/5db5887c1be3440ac1256f3900547f34/$FILE/I1%20Population%2015%20C2002%20123.pdf Demographics of Macedonian Municipalities by ethnic group] (2002 census data)
* [http://www.romnews.com/community/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=631&mode=thread Article about Shuto Orizari on RomNews]
* [http://www.culturalcornerstones.org Photos and Recordings of Music from Shuto Orizari]
* [http://www.ambrela.org AMBRELA Roma Education and Integration Center in Šuto Orizari]
* [http://shutkareporter.kwikk.info Shutka Reporter - Youngsters from Shutka about their home town]
* [http://wikitravel.org/en/%C5%A0uto_Orizari "Šuto Orizari" on Wikitravel]
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