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Macedonia - Facts and Information

Short Name: Macedonia

Long Name: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Short Name (local): Makedonija

Long Name (local): Republika Makedonija

Member of European Union: No

International Dialing Code: +389

Capital City: Skopje

Foreign Embassies in Macedonia: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Nationality: Noun - Macedonian(s), Adjective - Macedonian

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy

Ethnic Groups: Macedonian 64.2%, Albanian 25.2%, Turkish 3.8%, Roma 2.7%, Serb 1.8%, other 2.3% (2002)

Religions: Macedonian Orthodox 70%, Muslim 29%, other 1%

Languages: Macedonian 68%, Albanian 25%, Turkish 3%, Serbo-Croatian 2%, other 2%

Monetary Unit: 1 denar = 100 deni

Area: 25,333 sq km slightly larger than Vermont

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

Population: 2,071,210 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 1 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 32.8 years, male 31.7 years, female 33.9 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 74.73 years, male 72.45 years, female 77.2 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 0.39% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: -1.45 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Population Below Poverty Line: 30.2% (2002 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 36.7% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$1,980 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Food, beverages, tobacco; miscellaneous manufactures, iron and steel

Export Partners: Germany 27.1%, Italy 14.8%, Greece 9.8%, Croatia 7%, US 6.1%, Netherlands 4.8% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels; food products

Import Partners: Greece 17.3%, Germany 12.6%, Yugoslavia 9.2%, Slovenia 8.9%, Bulgaria 7.3%, Italy 6.3%, Turkey 5.9% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Low-grade iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, manganese, nickel, tungsten, gold, silver, asbestos, gypsum, timber, arable land

Public Television: MTV

Public Radio: Macedonian Radio


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