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A river, about 385 km (240 mi) long, rising in northwest Macedonia and flowing southward to an arm of the Aegean Sea in northeast Greece.
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(Serbian ˈvardar)
(Placename) a river in S Europe, rising in W Macedonia and flowing northeast, then south past Skopje into Greece, where it is called the Axios and enters the Aegean at Thessaloníki. Length: about 320 km (200 miles)
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(ˈvɑr dɑr)

a river in S Europe flowing SE from NW Macedonia through N Greece into the Gulf of Salonika. 200 mi. (322 km) long.
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The main purpose of the study is to identify the ways for making an optimum use of the potential of the Vardar river.
Skopje, the capital and largest city of Macedonia, stretches more than 12 miles (20km) along a valley surrounded by hills along the upper course of the Vardar River, in the heart of the Balkan region.
The Macedonian prosecutor confirmed the 14 deaths and said rescue services found no injured migrants at the site, an area called Pcinja north of Veles and near the Vardar river.
The remaining 40 continue to follow the Vardar River north to the first large town on the route, Veles.
Run for La Francophonie", 20 March, International Francophonie Day, was marked with a race along the Vardar River on 21 March.
Macedonia is a mix of new and old, new monumental buildings line the roaring Vardar River in Skopje, crossed by the historic Stone Bridge which links modern shopping malls to the bustling Old Town", Huffington Post's Sharon Hoge writes.
The goal is to determine the concentration of natural elements that occur in water as well as anthropogenic introduced elements in river Vardar by itself and to determine the concentration of natural and anthropogenic elements that are contributed to Vardar river by its tributaries.
The biggest in Macedonia, the square is located in the central part of the city, and it crosses the Vardar River.
They can ride bikes along the Vardar River and stroll through Gradski Park.
The authors believe the Skopje square is not only the center of Skopje, but also the center of the state and therefore it is quite alright for a whole complex of state institutions to be put up on the left bank of the Vardar River. They also say that at this moment there is only vacuum in the square and its surroundings.
The Serbs will not give up their "national pride," and the Albanians in Kosovo, now patient, will not forget their ultimate goal of uniting Kosovo and the predominantly Albanian areas of Macedonia (up to the Vardar River), Montenegro and Serbia with the Republic of Albania.