Geographical position


The municipality of Demir Kapija is located in the southern part of Macedonia, ie the southeastern part of the Tikvesh valley, of an extremely important geographical and strategic position. The municipality lies in the coordinates between 22 ° 00 “and 22 ° 30” wide and 41 ° 15 “and 41 ° 30” long, with an average height of 622 m above sea level.

The Tikvesh valley mainly covers the area of ​​the middle course of the Vardar River, from its expansive Veles to the northwest to the Demir Kapija gorge in the south-east. In the subordinate sense, the term Tikvesh means the plains of the two sides of the river Vardar, known as the Povardarie, beginning to the northwest from the mouth of Bregalnica in Vardar, to the southeast to the mouth of Boshavitsa, then the valley of Crna Reka from the expiration and from The Tikvesh gorge to the inflow into the Vardar River, the wavy terrains and river valleys that lie between Crna and Boshavica, as well as the low slopes of the mountains that surround the valley from the neighboring areas.

The boundaries of the Tikvesh valley in the northeast and east are the wreaths of the Konecka Mountains (Serta) southeastern and western, the wreaths and branches of the Mariovo – Muggen mountains, while its northwestern border is the low mountain of Klapa.

The municipality of Demir Kapija borders with the neighbouring municipalities: Negotino, Kavadarci, Gevgelija, Valandovo and Konce. It is bordered by the municipality of Negotino from Crveni hrid after the inflow of Przdevska river in Vardar and the mountain of Sverdkina, continues through a level above the village. First of all, it passes through a large hill and ends up to the Boshkov slope. The border with the municipality of Kavadarci starts from the Boshkova slating through the mountains of Omot and Chuka, passes along the Marjanska Mountain to the summit. It is a short bend where from the top Cold Head to Stoder, the Windmill, through the river Vardar, after the river Lutkovo, borders the municipality of Valandovo. After Mount Krk mosque, the top Bel Kamen, across the White Rid and the high hill, the border with Konce ends up at Crveni Reed.



Demir Kapija lies on the most important traffic communication that connects Western Europe with Greece, and through it with Turkey and other countries of the Middle East. These are the E-75 highway and the Paris-Belgrade-Athens railway line. Through these two main roads, all economic and other traffic flows between the countries listed, and in particular they represent the most important tourist arteries.

Demir Kapija through the regional road R – 109 is connected with Konopiste – Mushev Tomb – Rozhen, with P – 122 with Pepeliste – Negotino, while through the old macadam road R – 103 with Skopje and Gevgelija.


The power infrastructure in the municipality is composed of electrocanals of flow type and HPP “Doshnica”.

Natural resources


The immediate relief around Demir Kapija has a special place in the development of tourism. The relief features at this region of the Tikvesh are extraordinary elements for tourist attraction, such as the Demir Kapija gorge, the rarely beautiful walls, the canyons of the Iberli river that flow into the river Vardar in the gorge itself, then the opening of the tunnel created by the canyon of the Iberli River . The beauties of the gorge represent a special attraction for tourists and passers-by who admire the creation of nature.

The gorge is about 19 km long and is located between the Tikvesh valley in the northwest and Boyjia on the southeast. The sides are built of blue shales, which lay layers of blue lime with Mesozoic old age. They are up to 1000 m high. and are very steep.

A special element for tourism development is the natural rarities of this region, that is, the speleological natural phenomena – caves, created in the limestone masses of the Demir Kapija gorge. More caves are known, which are larger and more important are Bela voda and Gornji and Dolni Zmajovec.

Cave Bela Voda is located along the old road to Gevgelija. The total length of the cave canals is 955 m. The bottom of the lower channel gradually rises, in places it extends into galleries, and somewhere there are ruined rocks from the ceiling, which separates it from the upper canal. The upper channel in some places has cave jewelry. The lower channel is young in its own way and there are sands on the bottom, indicating a temporary flow of water through the cave. At the end of the canal lies Margaret Lake with a diameter of 8 x 12 meters and a different depth from 4 to 8 m.

Zmeyovec Cave is composed of two parts: the one part is larger with a length of 150 m. and has a round shape and the other is smaller and has 40 m. The cave is rich in decorative objects: drapes, stalactites and stalagmites, which can be compared with the Postojna jama in Slovenia. The Zmajovec’s giant is large, but it’s two and a half miles away on foot

Three important rivers pass through the municipality of Demir Kapija. These are: Vardar with a length in the municipality of 24 km., Doshnica with length of 18 km. and Boshava with a length in the municipality of 15 km.

The coastline of the Boshava River is a wonderful ecosystem. It is rich in rich flora and fauna in which the autochthonous tree species Javor Plato prevails.

Starting from Demir Kapija along the coast of the Boshava River to the site Doshnica is a wonderful place for recreation, where visitors can enjoy the indigenous natural beauties.