Štip (Macedonian: Штип) is the largest urban agglomeration in the eastern part of North Macedonia, serving as the economic, industrial, entertainment and educational focal point for the surrounding municipalities.
As of the 2002 census, the Štip municipality alone had a population of about 47,796.
Štip is the largest textile production center in the country; Center of the fashion industry in North Macedonia, as well as the location of the sole public university in eastern North Macedonia, Goce Delčev University of Štip.
The city of Štip is the seat of Štip Municipality.
Štip has a ruins of an old castle which keeps a watchful eye on the town from the Isar Hill.
In the town and its vicinity there are three 14th-century churches, built in the time when the town was a part of medieval Serbia.
The Bezisten, a massive stone building which used to be a closed bazaar (now an art gallery) is a remnant of the Ottoman influence in the city.
In the old parts of the town (and especially in Novo Selo) some houses built in the Old Macedonian style of architecture can still be found.
The ancient town Bargala is located at the foot of mountain Plackovica. Nearby is the river Kozjacka and small village called Kozjak. It is believed that the ruins found there belong to ancient town Bargala. The town was built in the early 4th century, because there are some Roman documents found, containing information that the city gate of Bargala was built by Anthon Alipius, administrator of the province.
Another large cultural event in Štip is the “Štip Summer of Culture” (Macedonian: Штипско Културно Лето), which is a monthlong festival held from 1 July to 1 August, since 1987.
The first known opera performance in North Macedonia was staged in Štip in 1925.
Štip has four professional football teams,
The city stadium of Štip is the main stadium and it hosted the 2011–12 Macedonian Cup final.
RK Tekstilec is the handball club from Štip and they play at the hall OU Tošo Arsov.
Hotel Izgrev – Shtip