Facts about Republic of Macedonia

Name of state: Republic of Macedonia

Capital city: Skopje, population more than 500,000

Geographic location: Southeastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Western Balkans

Area: 25,713 km2

Climate: Warm, dry summers and autumns; relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall.

Longest river: Vardar, 302 km

Highest mountain peak: Korab, 2764 m

International dialling code: +389

Official currency: the denar (MKD)

National Internet domain: .mk

National vehicle code: MK

Population: more than 2,000,000, 70% Macedonians

Official language: Macedonian

Official script: Cyrillic

Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christian, Roman Catholic Christian, Muslim

National holidays: 08th September – Independence Day, major Christian and Muslim holidays

Time zone: central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)

Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz

Water from public mains: Safe to drink