Where is Macedonia?

Located in Southeastern Europe, Macedonia has a 838.00 km border with Albania (181 km), Bulgaria (162 km), Greece (234 km), Kosovo (160 km) and Serbia (101 km). Kosovo and Macedonia completed demarcation of their boundary in September 2008.

Macedonia is a European country covering 25,713.00 km2 of which 1.09% is water and 25,433.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 50th smallest country in the world and slightly larger than Vermont. Its geographic coordinates are 41 50 N, 22 00 E and Skopje is the capital city.

The name Macedonia derives from the ancient kingdom of Macedon.

Its ISO code is MK.

Geography

Macedonia has a mean elevation of 741 m above sea level.

It experiences warm, dry summers and autumns and cold winters with heavy snowfall. Its terrain is mountainous with deep basins and valleys.

Population

Macedonia has a population of 2,100,025 making it the 145th largest in the world. The population is evenly dispersed throughout the country.

Macedonian is the official language, and Albanian and Turkish are both also widely spoken. The major ethnic groups reported are Macedonian, Albanian, and Turkish. The majority of the population is either Macedonian Orthodox or Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 389.

Government

Macedonia is an independent country. It became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1991.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Macedonia's GDP is $29,520,000,000.00 (USD) with $14,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 131st largest economy and its citizens the 109th richest in the world. The currency of Macedonia is the Denar (MKD).

Its major export partners are Germany, Kosovo, and Bulgaria. Its main exports are foodstuffs, beverages, tobacco, and textiles. Its major import partners are Germany, the United Kingdom, and Greece. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, automobiles, chemicals, fuels, and food products.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017