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Struga is a town and popular tourist destination situated in the south-western region of the Republic of Macedonia, lying on the shore of Lake Ohrid. The town of Struga is the seat of Struga Municipality.EtymologyThe origins of the name Struga come from the Old Church Slavonic language.There are three theories regarding the name, all of which are supported by the local inhabitants of the Struga region. The first theory is that the name of the town originated from the geographic location of the town. Located at the foot of an open valley and subject to a windy climate, it was suggested that the name originates from the old Macedonian term: струже ветер (it blows wind). The second theory says that the name of the city origins from the old Macedonian word straga, meaning a cross. The third theory comes from the Old Macedonian word str'g which means water branch.The old name of the city is Ενχαλών Enchalon, the ancient Greek word for eel, a kind of fish that lives in the Lake Ohrid.HistoryIn the late 19th and early 20th century, Struga was part of the Manastir Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.From 1929 to 1941, Struga was part of the Vardar Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.GeographyStruga is located in an open valley on Lake Ohrid. The Black Drin river (Crn Drim) starts at the lake and divides the city. Struga is in Southwestern Region. To personalize your trip to Struga, create itinerary details specific to you using our Republic of North Macedonia travel itinerary planner .
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