The village of Beljakovce – Село Бељаковце
Beljakovce is located about 30 kilometers east of Kumanovo in the northern part of Macedonia. According to page 35 of the Macedonia Census in 2002, this village has a population of 64 inhabitants in 30 households1. We enjoyed a nice walk through the village and the hills to the St George – Beljakovo Monastery and on the way we discovered this old church dedicated to St. Nicholas.
Located nearby is the archaeological site, Golemo Gradište (Големо Градиште) at Konjuh (Коњух) by the Kriva River (Крива Река). The village is located on the western foothills of the Osogovo (Осогово) Mountain Range. This range is approximately 110 kilometers (68.35 miles) long and 50 kilometers (31.07 miles) wide and the highest peak is Ruen (Руен) at 2251 meters (7,385 feet).2
Osogovo Mountain Foothills near Beljakovce