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Prilep is a city of 73,925 citizens, covering 1.675 square kilometers in the northern part of the Pelagonia Plain in the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Prilep is part of a district with the same name and is accessed by the M5/E65. It is only 128 kilometers from the capital Skopje, 44 kilometers from Bitola, and is 32 kilometers from Krusevo. Prilep is known as the city under Marko's Towers because of its proximity to the Towers of the legendary hero King Marko. The population of the city is 76,768, and elevation is 620 to 650 meters.  
Economically Prilep is a center for high-quality tobacco and cigarettes, metal processing, electronics, timber, textiles, food, and Macedonian Bianco Sivec (pure white marble) industries. Ethnically there is a clear majority with 64,527 Macedonians, and a small minority of 4,421 Roma, 315 Serbs, and 254 Turks.

There are several ancient sites in Prilep including one at Markovi Kuli, St. Nicola’s church from XIII century, St. Uspenie church in Bogorodica, St. Preobrazenie church and the Tomb of the Unconquered, a memorial in honor of the victims of fascism located in Prilep's central park. A large Roman necropolis is known there and parts of numerous walls have been found, the settlement was probably the ancient Ceramiae mentioned in the Peutinger Table. Roman remains can also be found near the Varosh monastery, built on the steep slopes of the hill, which was later inhabited by a medieval community. A large number of early Roman funeral monuments, some with sculpted reliefs of the deceased or of the Thracian Rider and other inscribed monuments of an official nature, are in the courtyard of the church below the southern slope of Varosh. Some of the larger of those monuments were built into the walls of the church.

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