Kocani is a town 120 kilometres (75 mi) away from Skopje, situated in the Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, with population of 28 330. The town of Kočani is the seat of Kočani Municipality. The town spreads across the Northern side of the Kočani valley, along the banks of the Kočani river, right where it leaves the mountain slopes and flows through the valley. North of the town there is the Osogovo mountain (2,252 m/7,388 ft) and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) away to the south the valley is closed by the mountain Plačkovica (1,754 m/5,755 ft). The town is 350–450 m (1,150–1,480 ft) above sea level.