Kumanovo (native: Куманово) is thе third largest city in the Republic of Macedonia (after Skopje and Bitola). The etymology of the name is connected with Cumans' invasion in the area in the early 12th century. Kumanovo is situated in the northeastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, near the capital city of Skopje. Kumanovo lies 340 m. above sea level.
The population of Kumanovo municipality according to the 2002 census numbers 105.484, the majority of which are ethnic Macedonians (63.746), with a significant minority of ethnic Albanians (27.290) and Serbs (9.062).
Every year Kumanovo has a “Days of comedy” festival, sponsored by the Macedonian Ministry of Culture, featuring comedies from several Macedonian theatres and also from neighbouring Serbia and Bulgaria.