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Macedonia

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Macedonia

  1. 1. Macedonia KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY-KNOW YOUR WORLD
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  3. 3. Macedonia is located in Southeastern Europe in a region known as the Balkans. It has lots of mountains and rivers. By plane, it would take 16 hours to get to Skopje, Macedonia from Akron, with multiple stops.
  4. 4. Country Quick Facts • Full name: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)/ Republic of Macedonia • Population: about 2 million (July 2014) • Capital: Skopje • Largest city: Skopje • Official language: Macedonian • Major religion: Macedonian Orthodox Christian (60%) • Life expectancy: Male: 73, Female: 79 • Monetary unit: Macedonian denar • Main exports: food, beverages, tobacco, textiles, miscellaneous manufactures, iron, steel, automotive parts • GNI per capita: $11, 520
  5. 5. Macedonian History in Brief  Was part of the Greek and later Roman Empires  Part of the Byzantine Empire from the 5th-14th centuries  Conquered by the Turks in 1389  Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 19th century  Fighting throughout the 19th century between the Greeks, Bulgarians, and Serbians as to who Macedonia belonged to
  6. 6. Language • HELLO: zdravo/здраво • GOODBYE: doviduvanie/Довидување • YES: Da/да • NO: Ne/не • THANK YOU: Blagodaram/ благодарам • YOU’RE WELCOME: molam/молам • PLEASE: Ve molam/ве молам • I LOVE YOU: Te sakam/те сакам • HOW ARE YOU: Kako si?/Како си?
  7. 7. Government  President: Gjorge Ivanov  Prime minister: Nikola Gruevski  Government structure: parliamentary democracy  Voting age: 18 years old Ivanov Gruevski
  8. 8. Current Issues  Problems with Greece over their official name, Greeks claim Macedonia is a Greek term and shouldn’t be used  Poverty and poor infrastructure  Ethnic clashes  Protection of minorities  Freedom of press and media  Protection of cultural heritage and religion  Corruption
  9. 9. Economy  Became a candidate for the European Union in 2005  Switched to a capitalist economy with its independence in 1991  Trying to attract foreign investment to help grow their economy  Major industries:  Food processing  Beverages  Textiles/Clothing  Chemicals  Iron  Steel  Cement  Energy  Pharmaceuticals Kale Fortress, Skopje
  10. 10. Currency  Macedonian denar  1 US dollar= 54. 89 Macedonian denar (June 2015)
  11. 11. Traditional Food  Shopska salad- tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion, and lots of feta cheese  Palacinki- like a crepe or flat pancake with Nutella, jam, etc.  Kebapi- grilled meat like sausage served with flat bread and onions  Burek- flaky pastry often filled with meat, cheese, and spinach  Sutlijach- rice putting, usually topped with Kebapi
  12. 12. Traditional Dress and Dance  There are many traditional Macedonian folk dances  Some traditional clothing shown on the left  Different dances from different regions of the country  For example, "Mariovska Tresenica" is a dance from the Mariovo region in
  13. 13. Fun Facts  The Cyrillic alphabet was created by Macedonian brother Sts. Cyril and Methodius  Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe and is estimated to be 4 million years old  Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje, Macedonia  Skopje, the capital, is known for its abundance of statues throughout the city
  14. 14. Macedonian Restaurant  We have our very own Macedonian restaurant right in our community!  The Village Gardens located at 2437 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH  Experience some Macedonian food right in your community!
  15. 15. Links  http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/coun trys/europe/mk.htm  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/26759.htm  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe- 17550407  https://www.cia.gov/library/PUBLICATIONS/ the-world-factbook/geos/mk.html  http://macedonia.usembassy.gov/

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