Strumica stro͞o´mĭtsä [key], town (1994 pop. 43,868), SE Macedonia. It is an agricultural center reliant on tobacco, livestock, and cotton production. Strumica, an ancient town, was long under Turkish rule it was ceded to Bulgaria in 1913 and to Yugoslavia in 1919, becoming part of the constituent republic of Macedonia. Landmarks include the ruins of a castle built by the Roman Emperor Tiberius and remains of a castle that belonged to the 14th-century Serbian hero Marko Kraljevich.

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