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Demir Kapija

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Demir Kapija is a town in the Republic of Macedonia, located near the ominous limestone gates. It has 4,815 inhabitants. The Vardar River makes a wonderful gorge close to Demir-Kapija, while the Bela Voda cave is very interesting to see at 955 meters long. When passing The Iron Gates, the road leads to the Valandovo and Gevgelija valley. It is the most picturesque region in Macedonia, as well as the most varied with its agricultural products. It is also a national monument of nature and an ornithological reserve.
Demir Kapija is a place already mentioned in Classical times under the name of Stenae, Greek for gorge. In the Middle Ages it was known as a Slav settlement, under the name of Prosek, while today's name originates from the Turkish reign, meaning The Iron Gate. The town of Prosek was used as a fortress due to its good strategic position. Burial grounds of the Paeonian Empire have been dicovered, one of only 3 known places in Macedonia with such ancient artifacts. A winery, the oldest on the Balkins and still produces quality wines under the privately owned Agropin name.
Demir Kapija is an outdoors haven for sports and recreational activities. Moutaineers often enjoy hiking the area for thier favorite tea plants. Kayaking is enjoyed here because of the natural rapids formed by the river into the canyon. Alpinists climb the rock towers to see the most impressive view of the canyon beyond.

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