Macedonia Facts

Where is Macedonia:

Republic of Macedonia is located in the central part of the Balkan peninsula in South-East Europe. Macedonia is surrounded by land from all sides and it borders with Serbia and Kosovo from North, Greece from South, Bulgaria from East, Albania from West.

Geo coordinates:

40º51’16” / 42º22’21” N20º27’32” / 22º18’04” E

Area:

25.713 km2 (equals 6% of the territory of EU-25). Hills and mountains occupy 80 % of the territory of Republic of Macedonia, plains 18% and natural lakes 2 % of the total area. Macedonia can roughly be divided in three areas: East Macedonia, Central Macedonia or Povardarie and West Macedonia.

Language:

Macedonian

Capital of Macedonia:

Skopje

Government:

Parliamentary republic

Population:

2.022.547 (2002 census)

Currency:

Macedonian denar (MKD)

Driving side:

right

Time zone:

CET (UTC+1) / Summer (DST) CEST(UTC+2)

Calling code:

+389

Internet TLD:

.mk

Latest posts

St. Clement – “Small” – church in Ohrid

The Church dedicated to St. Clement (Св. Климент) is the only one from the Ohrid churches that since its beginning has been devoted to the patron of the city. The epithet "Small" is probably obtained because of its modest dimensions.

Holy Mary – Pandanos – church in Ohrid

The Church "Holy Mary - Pandanos" (Света Богородица - Панданос) is a Macedonian Orthodox Christian church located in the old part of Ohrid, just above the ancient theater, in the Kuzman Kapidan street.

Folk Costumes – Mariovo region – old photos gallery

Mariovo is a region located in the central part within the ethnic borders of Macedonia. It occupies the central flow of River Crna (Black) and from all sides is surrounded with spacious mountain ranges:

Bitola in 1863 – Photos from the collection of Josef Székely

Photo gallery - pictures taken by Viennese photographer Josef Székely during the 1863 Austro-Hungarian expedition to Macedonia, Northern Albania and Kosovo led by Johann Georg von Hahn.

Don't miss

Kriva Palanka (Крива Паланка)

Kriva Palanka is city in the northeastern part of the Republic of Macedonia with 14,558 inhabitants (2002).

Slave Makedonski (Славе Македонски) – Neolithic skeleton from Grncarica, village Krupiste

Slave Makedonski (Славе Македонски, Slave from Macedonia (Slave – name in Macedonia)) is Neolithic skeleton found on the archaeological site Grncarica near the village Krupiste.

Krani Beach – Auto Camp Krani – Prespa Lake

Krani Beach (Плажа Крани) is part of the Auto Camp Krani (Авто Камп Крани), which was recently renovated, so the Prespa region Prespa Lake gained another prestigious location.

Pelister National Park – Photo Gallery

Photo gallery of Pelister National Park, Republic of Macedonia