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Mariovo (Macedonian: Мариово) is a region in southern North Macedonia. This historic region consists of 29 villages spread across the southern chunk of Prilep Municipality, as well as neighboring portions of Novaci (part of the Bitola area) and Kavadarci municipalities, bordering Greece to the south. Surrounded by tall mountains, it features rolling hills, short mountains, rivers, and plains, and makes up 4% of the country's total territory. The region is known for its culture and traditions. At the turn of the 20th century, the total population of this region was over 14,000; at the turn of the 21st century, the population had shrunk to under 1,000.
The unique scenery of the region, along with the historic architecture of the all but deserted villages has attracted filmmakers like Milcho Manchevski to film here.