The Republic of Macedonia¤, recognised by most states and international organizations as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), is an independent state on the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe.
It is often called simply Macedonia, although this can cause confusion with the Greek region of Macedonia and the wider geographical region.
The Republic of Macedonia is a portion of the geographical region of Macedonia, containing roughly 38 percent of the area and about 44 percent of the population of the wider region.
Details in brief
Official languages: MacedonianĪ,2 and Albanian
Area: 25,713 kmē, Ranked 145th
Population: 2,045,262 (2005 est.) Ranked 140th
Independence: 8 September 1991
Currency: MacedonianĪ Denar (MKD)
Time zone: CET (UTC+1), in summer CEST (UTC+2)
National anthem: (Denes Nad Makedonija: Today Over Macedonia)
Internet TLD: .mk
Calling Code: 389 2
All the languages of the ethnic communities with over 20% of representation in municipalities are municipal official languages. These include Albanian, Turkish, Serbian, Romany, etc
¤ The use of the terms Republic of Macedonia and Macedonian(s) throughout this article is not meant to imply an official position on the naming dispute between Athens and Skopje. See Foreign relations of the Republic of Macedonia#Naming_dispute_with_Greece, Republic_of_Macedonia#Naming_Dispute and United Nations Resolution 817 (1993)
For further information see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Macedonia and other related pages.
This page was retrieved and condensed from
Hui Chin and I visited Macedonia and Skopje for a few days in 2005.
We came from Sofia in Bulgaria by train using our Balkan Pass.
Terrific scenery, corker.
Unfortunately I do not have all my photos of this place left, although we had four cameras between us and we have taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my most favoured cameras: a JVC video camera I favoured because of the quality of photos it produced, ease of use and its excellent compression rate, and my Panasonic camera for its miniature size. Both had large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife', with my wallet and money.
You'll see this message a few times, because my JVC and Panasonic cameras' cards had many-many pictures stored.
Thanks for coming, I hope you
have enjoyed it, will recommend
it to your friends, and will come
back later to see my site developing