Updated 06 January 2013
Republic of Macedonia is located in the southeast of the European Continent, with a population of 2,082,370, making
it the 145th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Skopje with a total population of 668,518. The
country encompasses 25,713 square kilometers making it the 150th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries
with Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania.
President Gjorge Ivanov is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for a five-year term for up to two terms. Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski is recognized as the Head of
Government and achieves that status through popular vote by the Assembly or Sobranie following legislative elections.
Its form of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 17th of
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Roma, Serbian and Other. It counts
among its major religions Macedonian orthodox, Christian, Muslim, other and unspecified. As sources of mass
communication it has 29 AM, 20 FM and 31 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Golem Korab, its highest point at 2,764 meters and Vardar River, its lowest point at
50 meters. Its principal waterway is Vardar River, which measures 388 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food processing, beverages,
textiles, chemicals, steel, cement, Energy and Pharmaceuticals. Its official currency is Macedonian Denar.
Here’s something you may not know about Macedonia. Lake Ohrid is one of the worlds oldest lakes formed millions
of years ago and is home to the European Eel and is Macedonia’s only World Heritage Site.
|The Kirpi-a unique little
animal in the
|Monastery on Lake
Ohrid on Macedonia's
border with Albania
|Old stone foot bridge
in the middle of
|Vardar River near the
point on the Albanian
|Skopje- the capital and
largest city of
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|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
less than 0.1%
less than 200
less than 100
|Chicken Paprikash- a
in traditional dress
westernmost point on
the border with Albania
northernmost point on
the border with Serbia
southernmost point on
the border with Albania
easternmost point on
the border with Bulgaria
|Mountains forming the
border of Macedonia,
Kosovo and Albania