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Macedonia

Macedonia Marcedonia is heaven for people who likes open spaces and amazing nature, with lakes, mountains, waterfalls ready for you, to go trekking, skiing or swimming, whatever you want, but it doesnt stop here - the hisorical and cultural in this country is noticable in many ways, by ancient mosques and Oriental bazaars. It is no more than 15 years ago, in 1992 the country could declare its independence, and that reflects on the people and culture today.

Area: 25.339 Km²
Population: 2.046.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 81 pop/Km²

System of government: Republic
Capital: Skopje (541.000 pop.)
Major cities: Tetovo 181.000 pop
Ethnic majority: Macedonian 67%, Albanian 20%, Turkish 4,5%, Serb 2,3%
Border countries: Serbia and Montenegro NORTH, Bulgaria EAST, Greece SOUTH, Albania WEST

Principal mountains: Titov Vrh 2747 m
Principal rivers: Vardar 388 Km (total, with Greek tract), Crna Reka 201 Km, Bregalnica, Treska
Principal lakes: Lake Ocrida 243 Km² (Macedonian part, total 363 Km²), Lake Prespa 274 Km² (total, with Greek and Albanian parts)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Continental

Language: Macedonian (official), Albanian
Religion: Orthodox, Muslim
Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/1, 7/1, 14/1, 8/3, 1/5, 24/5, 2/8, 8/9
Dialling code: 00389
GMT: +1

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