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 (bēt′l-yä′, bē′tôl-yä′)
A city of southern Macedonia near the Greek border. It was a major agricultural center in Roman times and an important Turkish military and commercial center in the 15th and 16th centuries.
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(ˈbiˌtoʊ lɑ)

also Bi•tolj

(-toʊl, -ˌtoʊl yə)

a city in S Macedonia. 137,636. Turkish, Monastir.
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Local Government Minister Goran Milevski was born in Bitola in 1978.
"The Congress of Bitola, the Day of the Albanian alphabet--22 of November, is one of the most important dates in Albanian history, a key moment that orients the Albanian nation towards the most advanced Western nations", said Albania's President Ilir Meta at the scientific conference in Bitola, in honor of the 109th anniversary of the Bitola Congress.
This is the conclusion from the panel discussion entitled "Macedonia as outsourcing destination", part of the international conference on applied internet and information technologies, held in Bitola.
On the occasion of the New Year and Christmas, the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, hosted the traditional reception for the members of the diplomatic corps in the Republic of Macedonia in Bitola on 22 January.
* Bitola has lost its "lungs" when over 400 hectares of the nearby wood burned in a fire.
BITOLA, Mar 25, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited the cities of Ohrid and Bitola as part of his official visit to Macedonia.
On Tuesday morning, a train set off from the station in Bitola towards the village of Kremenica on Macedonia's border with Greece.
Representatives of BDI, the BESA Movement and the Union of Albanians united in Gazi Baba Municipality and decided to race with a joint list for the Municipal Council in Bitola, reports TetovoToday.
The overall project will reconstruct the railway in Bitola connecting it to Greece, to the shared border station Kafkasos, Medxitlija which is to be built by our neighbors to the south
The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Macedonia staged the traditional celebration of the Day of the Russian Diplomacy in Bitola on 11 February 2014.