Veles (native: Велес) is a city in the center of the Republic of Macedonia on the Vardar river. The city of Veles is the seat of Veles Municipality.
Veles is known as industrial center and recently, as a leader in the implementing of IT in the local administration in Macedonia.
Veles is a city of poetry, culture, history and tradition, as well as a town with plentiful and precious cultural heritage and centuries old churches.
According to the last National census this municipality has 55.340 inhabitants. The majority are Macedonians (46.767), while other ethnic groups include Bosniaks (2.406), Albanians (2.299), Turks (1.724), and others.