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Flag of Gjorce Petrov - Image by Mello Luchtenberg & António Martins, 8 November 2006
The municipality of Gjorče Petrov (41,634 inhabitants; 66.93 sq.km) is one of the ten municipalities forming the city of Skopje. Gjorče Petrov includes the six settlements of Volkovo, Gračani, Kučkovo, Nikištane, Novo Selo and Orman.
The handball club Kometal Gjorče Petrov Skopje won the women's Euroleague in 2002, defeating in final Hertz Budapest (Hungary, 27-25 and 26-22). They lost two more finals in 2001 (defeated by Hypo Niederösterreich, Austria, 32-23 and 22-20) and 2005 (defeated by Slagelse, Denmark, 27-23 and 20-27).
Ivan Sache, 8 November 2006
The municipal flag of Gjorče Petrov, adopted in 1997, is vertically divided blue-white-blue with the municipal coat of arms in the middle.
The municipality is named after Gjorče Petrov, a XIXth-century Macedonian revolutionary, whose horizontally mirrored initials ЃП appears on the blue half of the shield; the golden sun on the red half of the shield is the Macedonian national symbol.
Jovan Jonovski & Ivan Sache, 9 September 2001