"Macedonia" FYR of Macedonia by a5floor
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In the past, Macedonia was a provence/state of Yugoslavia. In the 1990s, when the war in Yugoslavia ended, the whole Yugslavia fell apart. So, Macedonia became a nation since then.
Here are some facts and figures about Macedonia:
Indepence from Yugoslavia since 8 September 1991.
Some people would say Republic of Macedonia, others say Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
The population is about 2.2 million.
The capitol is Skopje.
Macedonia has 5 'neighbours': Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece.
There are 2 major lakes: Lake Ohrid (together with Albania) and Lake Prespa (together with Albania and Greece).
There are 2 airports in Macedonia. Alexander the Great airport in Skopje and St Paul the Apostle airport in Ohrid.
The 3 main religions are Orthodox Christian, Muslim and Jew.
The currency is the Macedonian Denar (MKD). The exchange rate is 1 Euro = 61 MKD (May/June 2011). In hotels you can pay either in Euros or Denars.
There are foreign ambassies and consulates in Macedonia. Embassies are from: Albania, Austra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK and US. Consulates are from: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Japan, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and UK.
There are minorities in Macedonia: Albanians, Turks, Torbesi, Roma and Aromanians/Vlachs.
The people of Macedonia don't earn much money. About 300-400 Euro a month. For us Western Europeans/Americans/Canadians/Australian/New Zealand the cost for food, restaurants, hotels, etc in Macedonia are pretty cheap.
- Pros:I really liked Ohrid, Bitola and the landscape during the Euromeet & wine and dine tour. Awesome!!
- Cons:The capital Skopje
- In a nutshell:One of the countries you should have visited in your life.
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