Kruševo – the highest town in Macedonia

Krusevo is the highest urban settlement in the Republic of Macedonia. Located in the western part of Macedonia at the time of the 2002 census, it had 5.330 inhabitants. The city is located on the southeastern slopes of Busheva Mountain, at the source part of Krushevska River, at an altitude of about 1,250 m. It covers an area of 180 ha.

Krusevo city has a mountain climate with an average temperature of 8.5 ° C (47.3 F) and an average annual rainfall of 808 mm.

Accommodation in Krusevo


Krusevo is the highest urban settlement in the Republic of Macedonia.

First mentioned in 1468 when such Mezdra was given to Hussain Beg. For a long time it was a small settlement. In 1670 there were only 45 houses. At the end of the XVIII c. with the settlement of the Vlach population, it grew into an urban center.

First Vlach settlers, who were mostly artisans and merchants came from Moskopole and its surroundings in the period from 1769 to 1788 and founded the Vlach neighborhood. At the beginning of XIX c. in the period from 1812 to 1821. in Krusevo migrates second group Vlachs,  from Gramos Mountain. They in Krusevo have established a new neighborhood known as Strunga. These people by occupation were mainly farmers and developed animal husbandry.

Kruševo - the highest town in Macedonia

At the same time, from South Albania in Krusevo came and a group of Orthodox Albanians who settled left and right on Krushevska River and founded the “Arnautsko” neighborhood.

From the surrounding villages moved a number of Macedonians in the north of the city formed the “Gorno” (Upper) neighborhood.

After the 30-ies of the XIX c. in Krusevo settled and Macedonians pastoralists from Miak villages: Galichnik Lazaropole, Tresonce, Gari and others., which founded the Miak neighborhood.

As a craft and trade center Krusevo starts rapidly evolving and already in 1883 there lived 12,000 inhabitants.

During the suppression of the Ilinden Uprising, an assembly was burned, and much of the population emigrated. In 1921 the town had 3862 inhabitants, almost the same as in 1953, and is greatly increased even in 2002.  Most of the population is Macedonians with 4.273 inhabitants, followed by Vlachs 1.020, and quite a few Serbs 26.

Paragliding in Krushevo

Krusevo city is a seat of the Municipality of Krusevo which covers an area of 19,068 ha, with 19 settlements in which live approximately 10.000 inhabitants.

Makedonium – Ilinden Monument in Krusevo
Makedonium – Ilinden Monument in Krusevo


The city is a a developed tourist center with several hotel facilities, ski lift to the ski slopes, and a number of households renting apartments in private accommodation.

Tose Proeski museum building
Tose Proeski museum

Krusevo city – info & location

  • Where is Krusevo: Pelagonia Region
  • Area: 19,068 ha
  • Elevation: 1,250 m (4101 ft)
  • Population: 9.684
  • Climate: Mountain climate
  • Dialing code: +389 48
  • Postal code: 7550
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)    Summer (DST):CST (UTC+2)
  • Celebration day: September 8th
  • Coordinates: 41°22′N 21°14′E

Municipality of Krusevo

  • Address: Nikola Djurkovic bb, 7550 Krusevo
  • Phone: +38948477046
  • Fax: +38948477046