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Kruševo is a city in Republic of Macedonia. It is highest town in the Balkans as it is situated at an altitude of 1330 meters above the sea level. During the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising in 1903 the rebels proclaimed short lived Kruševo Republic. Having suppressed the uprising the city was almost completelly destroyed by the Ottoman army. Official languages Macedonian¤,2 Capital Skopje President Branko Crvenkovski Prime Minister Vlado Bučkovski Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water Ranked 145th  25,713 km²  1. ... The Ilinden Uprising as seen by the English daily The Times, Aug. ... The Ilinden Uprising as seen by the English daily The Times, Aug. ...

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Krusevo (144 words)
Krusevo (native: Крушево) is a small but picturesque town.
Situated at an altitude of 1350m, Krusevo is the highest town in the Balkans.
In the surrounding's there is also an artificial lake, and Krusevo continues to be a well known centre and a climatic health resort.
Krusevo, Macedonia (200 words)
Mentioned in documents from the 15th century, Krusevo is a living museum, famous for its traditional architecture, cultural sites, and legacy as the site of the great 1903 Ilinden uprising against Ottoman domination.
The rebellion failed, but its memory is cherished in Macedonia even today, as a symbol of the national struggle for freedom and democracy; while it lasted only 10 days, the Krusevo Republic of revolutionary leader Nikola Karev represented a desire for self-rule under a modern European political system.
Owing to its high elevation (1300 meters or 4,400 feet), Krusevo is also one of Macedonia’s prime winter sports destinations.
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