Location within Macedonia

Coordinates: 41°16′6″N 20°35′45″E / 41.26833°N 20.59583°E / 41.26833; 20.59583Coordinates: 41°16′6″N 20°35′45″E / 41.26833°N 20.59583°E / 41.26833; 20.59583
Country  Macedonia
Municipality Struga municipality
Elevation +695 m (2,280 ft)
Population (2002)
  Total 5,936
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6336
Area code(s) +389
Car plates SU

Labuništa (Macedonian: Лабуништа, Albanian: Labunishtë or Llabunisht) is a village in the southwestern region of the Republic of Macedonia, located in Struga Municipality.


The village of Labuništa is located at 865 m (2,838 ft) above sea level on the Eastern side of the Jablanica mountain range. The village is located around 15 km (9 mi) from Struga, the closest town. The nearest villages to Labuništa include Podgorci (1.1 km or 0.68 mi), Boroec (2.3 km or 1.4 mi), Vevčani (3.1 km or 1.9 mi) and Oktisi (4.1 km or 2.5 mi). The village is located close to the Black Drim river and the Globočica lake.


Demographic History

According to Vasil Kanchov's study of Macedonia in 1900, "Macedonia, Ethnography and Statistics", (Bulgarian: Македония. Етнография и статистика, Makedonija. Etnografija i statistika), counted the village as having 660 Bulgarian Christian and 800 Muslim (Torbeš) inhabitants.[1]

Dimitar Mišev's 1905 study of the Bulgarian Exarchate, Macedonia and its Christian population (French: La Macédoine et sa Population Chrétienne), counted 128 exarchists in and 512 patriarchists in the village.[2] According to 1961 data by anthropologist Joel Halpern the village's population was composed of 2,345 Macedonian Muslims and 380 Christian Macedonians.[3]

The population of the village in past censuses:[4]

Year Macedonians Albanians Turks Others
1961 1,687 372 596 74
1971 2,397 865 297 52
1981 4,199 220 82 143
1994 1,228 1,799 1,816 1,058

Demographics today

According to the 2002 national census, 5,936 people live in the village.[5] According to the 2002 census, in Labuništa lived:

Regarding the mother tongue of the population, the following results were given:[6]

Notable people

See also


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