Where is Tetovo Located?
Tetovo is located at the foot of Mount Shar Planina, at 450 to 500 meters above sea level. Most of the city is located in the plain, and the older part of the city extends on the baltepe Hill (806 meters above sea level).
As a central place in Dolni Polog in Tetovo cross several main roads. With the neighboring towns of Gostivar and Skopje is connected by a motorway and by Jazhince and Vratnica with the Adriatic highway. Tetovo is also in contact with the western part of Macedonia and Skopje by tram.
What Country is Tetovo in?
As a settlement under the name of Htetovo it was mentioned in the XIII century. The old settlement was built around the monastery of St. John the Baptist. Mary of Htetovo, on the outflow of the river Pena from the mountain Shar Planina. In honor of the virgin Mary of Htetovo held in the XIV century a great mass. In the middle of the XV century, the settlement was renamed in Tetovo.
After the arrival of the Turks in the XV century in Tetovo numerous public and religious buildings of Islam were constructed: mosques, masjids, public soup kitchens, Hammams (public baths), fountains (fountains). During the Ottoman rule, in the XVII century, it became an important ecclesiastical center.