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Republic of Macedonia is a country in the central Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It was admitted to the United Nations in 1993 . Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Serbia and Kosovo to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south and Albania to the west. [ Official Name: Republic of Macedonia Capital City: Skopje (600.000) Population 2,114,550 Land Area 25,715 sq k Official Language Macedonian Other Languages used in Macedonia: Albanian is widely spoken in the west of the country. In some areas Turkish , Serbian and Romany. Official Currency Macedonian Denar ( 1MKD=61.7 EUR ) Main Religions: Eastern Orthodox 64% second is Islam 33% Government : Parliamentary republic
HISTORY I n antiquity, most of the territory that is now the Republic of Macedonia was included in the kingdom of Peonia, which was populated by the Paeonians, a people of Thracian origins, but also parts of ancient Illyria and Dardania,inhabited by various Illyrian peoples, and Lyncestis and Pelagonia populated by independent ancient Macedonian tribes. None of these had fixed boundaries; they were sometimes subject to the Kings of Macedon, and sometimes broke away. I n 336 BC Philip II of Macedon conquered Upper Macedonia, including its northern part and southern Paeonia, which both now lie within the Republic of Macedonia. Philip's son Alexander the Great conquered the remainder of the region, reaching as far north as the Danube, and incorporated it in his empire. The Romans included most of the Republic is their Province of Macedonia, but the northernmost parts lay in Moesia; by the time of Diocletian, they had been subdivided, and the Republic was split between Macedonia Salutaris and Moesia prima.
Macedonia is has a total area of 25, 715 km2 (9,781 sq mi). It has some 748 km (465 mi) of boundaries, shared with Serbia (62 km or 39 mi) to the North, Kosovo (159 km or 99 mi) to the northwest, Bulgaria (148 km or 92 mi) to the east, Greece (228 km or 142 mi) to the south, and Albania (151 km or 94 mi) to the west. The country represents a major transportation corridor between Western and Central Europe to the Aegean Sea. It is part of a larger region also known as Macedonia, which also includes a region of northern Greece known by the same name; and the Blagoevgrad province in southwestern Bulgaria. Geography of the Republic of Macedonia
Macedonia has a transitional climate from Mediterranean to continental. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are moderately cold. Climate Regions Skopje Pelagonia Polog Eastern Southeastern Northeastern Southwestern Vardar
The coat of arms of the Republic of Macedonia is composed of two curved garlands of sheaves of wheat, tobacco leaves and poppy buds, tied by a ribbon decorated with the embroidery of traditional Macedonian folk motives. In the centre of the ovoid frame are depicted a mountain, a lake and a sunrise. At the top of the seal is a five-pointed red star. These devices are said to represent "the richness of our country, our struggle and our freedom".
Cleopatra VII Goce Delcev Mother Theresa Mike Zafirovski King Filip Todor Proeski Katarina Ivanovska Famous Macedonians Alexander the Great
Traditional Macedonian Food Шопска салата Турли Тава Сарма Таратор Мусака Ајвар Зелник Тавче-гравче Пинџур Пастрмајлија
Traditional Macedonian Clothes The traditional folk costumes embrace traits of the various cultures represented in this part of the Balkan. They convey the skill and inventiveness of native designers - Macedonian women, who manufactured themselves their outfits of homespun thread (usually wool, linen, cotton, hemp), using traditional tools. Two main types of costumes western Macedonian and eastern Macedonian. The western Macedonian type includes the Upper Vardar Valley, the Debar-Miyak and Brsyak etnographic areas. Traditional costumes in these parts of Macedonia are characterized by the numerous pieces of clothing, made mostly of white klashna, as well as the various headdresses and rich prevailing red colors
OHRID - heaven <ul><li>Church of St. Sophia </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. Panteleimon </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. John at Kaneo </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. Clement </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. George </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. Zaum </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. Naum </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. Petka </li></ul><ul><li>Church of St. Stephan </li></ul><ul><li>Vestiges of basilicas from the early-Christian time, e.g. Basilica of St. Erazmo (4th century) </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Slavic writing culture (18th century) </li></ul><ul><li>Antique Theatre </li></ul>
... that the capital city of Skopje is the hometown of the great Macedonian humanitarian and Nobel Prize winner, Mother Theresa ... that the Megalithic Observatory, Kokino is more than 3800 years old and it is placed on 4th position on NASA list of ancient observatories by importance ... that the smallest ethno museum in the world is located only 5 km on the northwest of Tetovo, in the picturesque village of Džepčište and as such is listed in the Guinness Book of Records ... about the Stone town , situated by the Kukulica village in the Kratovo area. According to the sources, the stone figures that are called Dolls by the local population, date from the ancient prehistory... … ..Macedonia is birthplace of Cyrillic alphabet…. … ..Macedonian Coca Cola receive Award for “The BEST Coca Cola in the World “ for 2009 DID you KNOW ….