LAND OF NATURE, CRADLE OF CULTURE
Republic of Macedonia is landlocked country, situated in South-eastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula. Macedonia is a member of the UN and the Council of Europe and since December 2005 has a candidate status for joining the European Union.
Macedonia is a country of nature, the cradle of culture, home to many famous people and birthplace of Mother Teresa. It is a crossroads of civilizations, a unique blend of ancient and modern, offering a rich multicultural experience. The beauty of Macedonia and all it has to offer can be experienced year round.
Visitors to Macedonia can enjoy more than 50 lakes and 34 mountains higher than 2,000 m (6,562 ft) with exceptional beauty.
Macedonia can easily be reached by two international airports, Aleksandar the Great airport in Skopje, and St. Paul the Apostle airport in Ohrid. These international airports connect Macedonia with many major European cities.
Republic of Macedonia is well known by its reach and diverse national cuisine mostly composed by fresh vegetables and fruits, but also containing specialities from meat.
Capital city: Skopje, population more than 600.000
Geographic location: South-eastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula
Area: 25.713 km2
International dialling code: +389
Official currency: Denar (MKD)
Middle Exchange Rate: 1 euro = 61.5 denars
National Internet domain: .mk
National vehicle code: MK
Population: more than 2,000,000
Official language: Macedonian (Albanian, Turkish, Serbian and Croatian are also used by ethnic groups)
Official script: Cyrillic
Religion: 67% Eastern Orthodox Christian, 26% Muslim, 4% Roman Catholic, 3% Others
Time zone: central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)
Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz
Wireless Internet access: Through the country territory, and free of charge
Water from public mains: Safe to drink
Macedonia welcomes visitors to experience this timeless land of nature and culture, where the ancient is inextricably blended with the modern, where every city or town echoes the past amidst the sounds of contemporary life.