Negotino

Negotino is located in the central part of middle Povardarie in a region full of wine plantations, characteristic for this area offering the possibility for development of alternative wine tourism.

Negotino is located at about two kilometres west of Vardar, at about 150 meters altitude. It has well geographic and traffic position. The highway and the railway from Skopje to Thessaloniki pass in the vicinity ofthis town and it is also a crossroad of all roads towards Prilep and Shtip that is similar as in the past, Vardar road and the road along Crna River intersect here passing through Pletvar fold and through Pelagonia thus connecting to Via Egnatia. The name of the city is derived from the toponym Antigonea, settlement that existed till 518 year of the antique period in the vicinity of current Negotino. As a city it is mentioned in the first half of 19th century. The construction of the road Prilep-Shtip in 19th century increases the importance of Negotino as road station and it grows into city. The construc-tion of Vardar railway makes bigger development. Before Balkan wars, Negotino was a town with 700 houses. The real growth of the city in demographic and economic sense happened after the Second World War. In the post-war period the population is in permanent growth and from 2.683 in 1948 it reached about 13.000 inhabitants in 2002.

 

 

The name Solunska Glava originates from the belief that from this peak Thessaloniki can be seen in Aegean part of Macedonia. The highest weather forecast station is located on this peak.

World recognized geologists call Alshar the biggest secret on the Planet, due to the fact that it hides the secret how the Cosmos and the Solar System were born. As a unique natural detector of Sun neutrino, the smallest particle ever known, transparent-red lorandite which has a special in fundamental scientific researches having the leading role to create an artificial lab sun followed by thermonuclear reactions.

It is expected that these researches will help to understand the processes by which energy of the Sun is being generated therefore a new powerful energy source could be created equal to the Sun. It means that small Suns could be produced which could replace atomic centrals and they wouldn't be radioactive. Great interest for lorandite has been shown by NASA, as well as some leading scientific institutes from Austria, Germany and Japan. Smaller quantities of lorandite are also found in USA and China, but Macedonian Alshar has possession of it in the greatest quantities as well as its purest form.

 

 

Solunska Glava the most remarkable I alpine challenge in Macedonia

Solunska Glava is the peak of the mountain Jakupica at altitude of 2.540 meters. Alpine characteristics are present there. The alpine object is on the southern side of the peak, which represents a wide amphitheatre, about 5 km wide and 500 to 1.000 meters high. Its geological structure is mainly consisted of limestone as a result of that numerous pits are made. One of them is 450 meters deep and it is believed to be one of the deepest in the Balkan. Solunska Glava is picturesque and pleasant; therefore it is a constant challenge waiting to be conquered, but only by well prepared and experienced climbers, because the rock has a complicated approach and wild inapproachable kuloar within three to five hours from the nearest mountain house. The best period for climbing is from early June to late September.

 

 

Alshar is a mineralogical locality, which is situated 40 kilometres to the south from Kavadarci on the mountain Kozhuf, in the vicinity of the village Majdan. Numerous things make it a unique place in the world. There are many types of minerals registered in Alshar and even seven of them are present only in Macedo-nia. 250.000 tones mine contain 2% arsenic, 2,5% antimony 0,1% thallium, which make this mine the richest and unique thallium site in the world. It is used in space researches as well as for telecommunication technology. Special as well as the most significant rarity in Alshar is the lorandite a mineral of thallium mine lorandite, it was scientifically described in 1894. It is a very rare mineral, which is only found in Macedonia in its pure form. The present name of the mine is an abbreviation of the first letters of the managers in the first half of the 20th century -French bank family Altini and the mining engineer Charto. Since 2004, this mine has been recorded as a natural monument and it is a part of "Emerald'' a net for protection on natural rarities.

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