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THE ONLY ISLAND IN REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

BIG CITY

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Going to the island Big City, the only island in Republic of Macedonia, form far away     you could notice that it is an enormous rock,  probably broken off from the neighboring mountains as a result of a several earthquake, when the lake came into being, through a tectonic way.

As a natural rarity the island of Big City (Golem Grad) which has an area of about 2 km2 has been protected by a special law and belongs to the national park "Galichitsa". It is known as a favorite picnic place in Prespa and as well as an archealogical site with remains of dwelling houses, churches and necropolises. Becouse of its population it had been called "big" to differ from the smaller island - Mal Grad, which also had been populated.

 

The climate on the island is milder than in the parts along the bank and very rarely you can see snow on it. As a result, in the past the inhabitants of Konsko for several months during the year kept their neat cattle, sheep and goats on the island becouse there are no bloodthirsty animals. Becouse of the longer isolation, the animals of-ten became wild, so the owners had to catch them with difficulty.