Kichevo (native: Кичево) is a city in the western part of the Republic of Macedonia, located in a valley in the south-eastern slopes of Mount Bistra, between the cities of Ohrid and Gostivar.
The municipality of Kichevo has 30,138 inhabitants. The largest ethnic group is the Macedonians who constitute for 15.031 people (54%). The next largest groups are the Albanians with about 7.641 people (31%), and the Turks with about 2.406 (8%).
Kichevo is first mentioned as Uskana in the reign of Perseus, king of Macedon during the Third Macedonian War (171-168 BC). It is presumed that the present name of the town originates from the name of this settlement populated by the Slavic Brsjaci tribe.
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