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CaptionPrilep is located at an altitude of 620-650 meters and on the hilly slopes up to 680 meters. In Municipality of Prilep live 76 768 residents of which 73 351 in the city. Most of the residents of the Municipality of Prilep or 70 878 are Macedonians but also there are 4 433 Roma people 172 Serbs 917 Turks 22 Albanians 17 Vlachs 86 Bosniacs as well as 243 inhabitants belonging to other nationalities. --- --- --- In historical sources Prilep was first mentioned in year 1014. The territory of the city and its surroundings constituted one of the most important strategic political and military areas of this part of the Balkan. In the Pelagonian part were situated very important crossroads in the direction of the Aegean and the Adriatic Sea. The important ancient roads Via Egnatia and the Via Militaris had its most natural connection through Prilep. Through Prilep had also passed the shortest caravan-trade route along which from the direction of the Adriatic Sea merchants and couriers from Venice and Dubrovnik seth forth to Thessaloniki. Throughout the centuries on this area Hellenic Roman Byzantine and Slavic culture met and collided. --- --- --- The most representative monumental complexes from the ancient period are found on the sites "Bedem" in the village Cepigovo "Bezisten" between villages Prilepec and Volkovo and in the city itself. At several sites were identified remains of the ancient cities Stibera Alkomena Keramija and Kolobansa. --- --- --- Based upon the cultural and historical monuments no less important is the period of the Middle Age. This includes St. Nikola Church which dates from the 13th century St. Uspenie na Bogorodica in the Monastery of Treskavec with representative paintings from 15 16 and 19th century as well as the Monastery with the St. Preobrazenie Church --- --- --- In the Ilinden period the city was the centre of the Macedonian national and liberation movement.
HeadlineFirst mentioned in year 1014 and an important stop on the shortest trade route where throughout the centuries Hellenic Roman Byzantine and Slavic culture met and collided.
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