is a small town in Western part of Republic of Macedonia.
It is situated almost in the middle of Skopje-Ohrid road
(100 kilometers away from Skopje, and 55 kilometers away
from Ohrid). A predecessor to Kicevo
was the antique town of Uskana, and in the 11th century,
under the name of Kicavis, the town is noted in one of the
documents of the Byzantine emperor Basil II. Present name
Kicevo was given after the settlement of Macedonian Slavs
in 7-th century and today it is an official name for this
town. Kicevo was also known as Katin Grad (a city of Katina)
in 13-14 century, during the time of King Marko`s rule over
Macedonia, this town was a living place of his sister Katina.
Second World War, Kicevo was THE FIRST TOWN in Republic
of Macedonia that was liberated by Macedonian Liberation
Forces. The day of Kicevo`s Liberation is 11-th of September.
Destiny is ironic sometimes, on the same day one is celebrating
(Kicevo), and other is mourning (New York).