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(bē`tôlə), formerly


city (1994 pop. 86,176), S North Macedonia. It is a commercial and industrial center for the surrounding agricultural area. Bitola was a major agricultural center in Roman times. Later settled by Slavs, it became a bishopric in the 11th cent. In 1395 the Turks conquered Bitola, which became an important military and commercial center in the 15th and 16th cent. The city suffered much damage during the Balkan Wars (during which the Serbs took it from the Turks) and in World War I. Bitola is noted for its numerous mosques, churches, and a former Turkish market.



(Macedonian; Serbo-Croatian, Bitolj; among the Turks, Monastir), a city in Yugoslavia in southwestern Macedonia, in the Bitolj-Prilep mountain valley. Population, 55,000 (1965). It is a transportation junction. Its major industries are metal works; textiles, mostly cotton and silk; leather, food, and tobacco enterprises; and rug weaving.


, Bitola
a city in SW Macedonia: under Turkish rule from 1382 until 1913 when it was taken by the Serbs. Pop.: 77 000 (2005 est.)
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In Table 9, Emma Kerkeni, Monastiri K et al (21) in 2006 in their study done in Tunisian students found that fathers with higher education level had lowest prevalence of consanguinity, but these findings were not statistically significant.
The secluded villa specialist has availability in July in three of its sumptuous properties, each with private swimming pool: Monastiri Villas pounds 784 per person Five-minute drive from Skopelos Town, these two villas offer stunning views over the bay and hillside seclusion.
A rare disorder, it has a prevalence of less than 1:100,000 (Watson, 2004) and has been reported in only 50 to 60 individuals worldwide (Fukao, 2004; Monastiri, Amri, Limam, Kaabachi, & Guediche, 1999).
In the evening we were taken to Kristian's Monastiri, a stylish bar-restaurant in a former monastery in the former red light district of the Spittelberg.
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After the market we wandered down to the harbour and had lunch in a gorgeous restaurant called Monastiri in an old monastery, overlooking the sea.