Kumanovo - Kriva Palanka
Covers the North-Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. It covers the territory of the valley of Kumanovo and the area of Kratovo and Kriva Palanka.
This region is adjoined by the state border and the mountains Kozjak and German in north, it is adjoined by border with Bulgaria in east, it is adjoined by Osogovo Mountains and Skopska Crna Gora in west. The aforementioned mountains are also the most notable relief forms of the region. Kumanovo Field and Kriva Palanka Valley with Slavishko Field are located among the aforementioned mountains. Climate. Typical continental climate is characteristic for this region. The average annual temperature in Kumanovo Valley is 11,8°C, and in Kriva Palanka is 10,2°C. The average precipitation per year is 549 mm in Kumanovo and 565 mm in Kriva Palanka.
Rivers and lakes
More remarkable hydro graphic object is the thermo-mineral spring by the village Proevce in the vicinity of Kumanovo, which is arranged as a spa. Concerning the other hydro facilities as more significant are the rivers Pchinja, Kumanovska and Kriva Reka as well as a large number of smaller rivers. The accumulations Lipkovo and Glaznja are also present in this region; they are suitable for weekend tourism.
Flora and fauna
There is rich diversity of vegetative, ligneous and herbaceous species at a relative height of about 400 to 2250 m. Particularly attractive are the forest complexes on the mountains Skopska Crna Gora, German and Osogovo Mountains. Within the flora habitats there is diverse wildlife which is primarily represented by wolves, does, wild boars, hares and numerous species of birds and reptiles.
There are a road and a railway connection from Belgrade to Skopje and Thessaloniki and a road which connects Kumanovo with Kriva Palanka and further to Bulgaria cross this area. One branch of this road leads towards Kratovo and Shtip and another branch leads towards Sv. Nikole and Shtip.