Macedonia

 
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The Republic of Macedonia is an independent state on the Balkan peninsula in the heart of southeastern Europe. The country borders Albania to the west, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south and Serbia and Kosovo to the north.

In 2005, the Republic of Macedonia received official candidate status for the European Union. The capital is Skopje with more than 500,000 inhabitants.

It also has a number of other significant cities, notably Bitola, Prilep, Tetovo, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Ohrid, Veles, Štip, and Strumica.

The Republic of Macedonia is often called a land of lakes and mountains. There are more than 50 natural and artificial lakes and sixteen mountain ranges higher than 2,000 m (6,562 ft) above sea level.  Source


Macedonia Facts

Population: 2 million

Capital: Skopje

Currency: Macedonian denar

Area: 25,713 km2

Language: Macedonian

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code
: +389

Time Zone: GMT + 1

Main Cities: Skopje, Bitola, Prilep, Tetovo, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Ohrid, Veles, Štip, and Strumica