Kriva Palanka (native: Крива Паланка) is a town located in the northeastern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The town of Kriva Palanka is the seat of Kriva Palanka Municipality. According to last Census 2002, Kriva Palanka has 20820 inhabitants (19.998 Macedonians, 668 Roma, 103 Serbs).
The town lies near the Deve Bair national border crossing with Bulgaria, as such, there is constant heavy traffic passing through the main road which bisects the two sides of the town (Deve Bair is considered the main border crossing between Macedonia and Bulgaria because it links the capitals Skopje with Sofia).
The region has a moderate continental climate, with more then 200 sunny days per year.