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Macedonia is located in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula in South East Europe.

City of Skopje, is the capital and also the largest city in the country in which more than 2 million people live. Here are some interesting statistics about Republic of Macedonia.

 

 

Name of the country

Republic of Macedonia

Surface area

25 713 km2

Capital

Skopje

Independence of the Republic of Macedonia

8 September 1991

President of the Republic of Macedonia

Gjorge Ivanov

President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia

Trajko Veljanoski

President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia

Nikola Gruevski

National currency

denar

Number of municipalities

84

Number of settlements

1 767

 

Basic indicators in Macedonia

 

2001

2006

2011

Population, 31.12

2 038 651

2 041 941

2 059 794

Growth rate of consumer prices, %

5.5

3.2

3.9

Industrial production index

96.9

105.9

103.3

Unemployment rate

30.5

36.0

31.4

Gross domestic product at current prices (in million denars)

233 841

320 059

449 6231)

Real GDP growth rate, %

-4.5

5.0

3.01)

 

Geographical coordinates of the furthest points of the Republic of Macedonia

 

Latitude North

Longitude East

Locality

Municipality

North

42o22’

22 o18’

Anishta (Mt. Ducat)

Kriva Palanka

South

40 o51’

21 o08’

Markova Noga (Border Stone 177)

Resen

East

41 o43’

23 o02’

Chengino Kale (Border Stone 47)

Pehchevo

West

41 o31’

20 o28’

Kestenjar (Border marker E16/VIII)

Debar

 

Surfaces in Macedonia by height point

Height point

Surface in km2

%

Less than 200 m

744.10

2.89

200 - 500

5 769.10

22.44

500 - 1000

11 317.32

44.01

1000 - 1500

5 741.68

22.33

1500 - 2000

1 786.54

6.95

More than 2000

354.26

1.38

From 44 to 2764 m.

25 713.00

100.00

 

National parks in Macedonia

 

Geographical coordinates1)

Surface area, ha

Year of proclamation

Galichitsa

40059’N/20052’E

22 750

1958

Mavrovo

41040’N/20046’E

73 088

1949

Pelister

40057’N/21014’E

12 500

1948

 

Largest natural lakes in the Republic of Macedonia

 

Surface area, km2

Altitude, m

Maximum depth, m

Ohrid

349 (1)

693

286

Prespa

274 (2)

853

54

Dojran

43 (3)

148

10

1)118.9 km2 belong to Albania

2)49.4 km2 belong to Albania and 47.8 km2 to Greece

3)15.6 km2 belong to Greece

Source: Geographical Institute at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 

Climate in Macedonia in 2011

Main meteorological stations

Average annual air temperature in C

Annual precipitation in mm

Days with

Rain

Snow

Fog

Berovo

8.8

464.2

66.0

18.0

11.0

Bitola

11.5

381.3

95.0

20.0

22.0

Demir Kapija

13.8

391.8

72.0

11.0

59.0

Kriva Palanka

10.1

409.8

98.0

24.0

14.0

Ohrid

11.5

489.7

107.0

10.0

2.0

Prilep

11.6

399.7

89.0

21.0

10.0

Skopje

12.9

329.2

86.0

17.0

13.0

Shtip

12.9

310.1

79.0

17.0

10.0

Source: Hydro-Meteorological Service of Macedonia

 

Population of the Republic of Macedonia

 

2001

2006

2011

Population at the end of the year

2 038 651

2 041 941

2 059 794

Male

1 019 616

1 023 739

1 031 926

Female

1 019 035

1 018 202

1 027 868

Immigrated citizens of the Republic of Macedonia

458

545

349

Immigrated foreigners

727

1 029

1 747

Emigrated citizens of the Republic of Macedonia

312

1 073

1 143

Emigrated foreigners

191

35

147

 

Vital statistics in Republic of Macedonia

 

2001

2006

2011

Live births

24 183

22 585

22 770

Male

12 466

11 629

11 752

Female

11 717

10 956

11 018

Deaths

16 790

18 630

19 465

Male

9226

10 000

10 204

Female

7 564

8 630

9 261

Marriages

13 267

14 908

14 736

Divorces

1 448

1 475

1 753

Average age at first marriage:

groom

26.8

27.6

28.3

bride

23.8

24.5

25.4

Per 1000 population

Live births

11.9

11.1

11.1

Deaths

8.3

9.1

9.5

Marriages

6.5

7.3

7.2

Divorces

0.7

0.7

0.9

 

Most common names in Republic of Macedonia

No

Male

 

No

Female

Name

Total

Name

Total

1

ALEKSANDAR

23 510

 

11

MARIJA

21 364

2

ZORAN

16 449

 

12

ELENA

12 158

3

NIKOLA

15 740

 

13

BILJANA

11 740

4

GORAN

12 392

 

14

VESNA

10 530

5

DRAGAN

9 275

 

15

SNEZANA

10 344

6

DEJAN

9 143

 

16

VIOLETA

9 333

7

PETAR

8 654

 

17

ALEKSANDRA

9 262

8

IGOR

8 422

 

18

SUZANA

8 524

9

ILIJA

8 279

 

19

KATERINA

7 831

10

STEFAN

8 145

 

20

IVANA

7 788

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