Basics of traffic tourism in the Republic of Macedonia

AuthorZija Zimeri - Metush Sulejmani - Blerta Zimeri
Vol. 1 No. 1
January 2017
European Journal of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
IIPCCL Publishing, Graz-Austria
ISSN 2519-1284
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Basics of tra c tourism in the Republic of Macedonia
Prof. Dr Z a Zimeri
Prof. Dr. Metush Sulejmani
Ing. Dipl. Blerta Zimeri
In this manuscript we will give an overview of tra c tourism, society, geographical position,
borders, and size of the Republic of Macedonia. The analysis is based on the international
highway E-75, the corridor of air and tra c communication, the main railway line Kumanovo-
Skopje-Gevgel a. In 1957 the highway Skopje-So a-Kriva Palanka around the east-west
corridor (with a total length of 295 km) was built, which is the most important connection in
the north of the country. The most frequent connection with neighboring countries such as
Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro in the past and nowadays is the river Vardar, which bring
the possibility to connect with Central Europe and the Middle East. The most important
transport corridor to connect with Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro is the Morava valley
where the highway of Morava has been built and two corridors are active (Belgrade - Skopje -
Thessaloniki and Pristina - Skopje - Thessaloniki).The independence of Macedonia established
four international border points which are quite busy: Jazince, (Tetovo-Pristina) Volkovo
(Skopje-Pristina, railway lines), Blace (Skopje-Pristina), Tabanovce (Kumanovo-Vranje).
Keywords: tra c tourism, society, tourist-geographical position, borders, tourism.
Tourism as a phenomenon represents a modern dynamic and a socio-economic
phenomenon, since the early industrial period when traveling was a privilege only for
rich people, while today is a need of all social groups in society. Tourism represents
a journey for recreation, holiday etc. A tourist is considered a man who travels from
hometown to another country for recreation. Tourism represents a service industry
which consists of a large number of elements (tangible and intangible). Tangible
tourism elements consist of transportation systems, such as roads, water and air
tra c, but also food, drinks, hotels, souvenirs, banking services, insurance etc.
The Republic of Macedonia has a very favorable geographical position, because
it is located in the central part of the Balkan peninsula and is surrounded by four
neighboring countries who have a di erent socio-economic development. The
favorable geographical position of the Republic of Macedonia is conditioned also by
its spatial features (hills, valleys and gorges).
Table 1.Final points and the length of the border of the Republic of Macedonia
Direction WNB WNE Location Komuna
North 420 22` 21`` 22018` 041`` Anista (Dukat
Mountain) K. Palanka

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