Resen (native: Ресен) is a town in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. The town rises 880 meters above sea level and is very close to Lake Prespa. Resen is also the only town in the Prespa Lake area and is the seat of Resen Municipality. According to the last National census from 2002 this municipality has 16.825 inhabitants (12.798 Macedonians, 1.797 Turks, 1.536 Albanians).
Resen has a mild continental climate with cold winters and warm summers, which makes it a tourist attaction, especially in summer. The climate and the quality of soil are key factors for Prespa's region to have a long tradition of agriculture. One of most important landmarks of Resen's today are the apple orchards, well known for the quality and specific taste of apples.
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