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Strumica is the largest city in eastern Republic of Macedonia, near the Novo Selo-Petrich border crossing with Bulgaria. About 100,000 people live in the region surrounding the city. It is named after the Strumica River which runs through it. The city of Strumica is the seat of Strumica Municipality.NameThe town is first mentioned in the 2nd century BC with the Greek name, and in Turkish Ustrumca.GeographyStrumica is located in the southeastern part of the country, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. It is situated in the geographical region of the Strumica Field, where the field meets the highland elevating into the Plavuš and Belasica mountains. The Struma river flows north of the city, while several tributaries flow through the city area.HistoryAncient periodAccording to archeological findings, settlement of the area dates back to 6000–5000 BC: a Neolithic settlement (Stranata) located near the village of Angelci, as well as findings from the Emperor's Towers site near Strumica, where traces of a prehistoric culture existed from the early 4th to mid 3rd millennium BC were discovered. The area was populated later by the Paionians.
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