Macedonia

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Macedonia on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Eastern Europe

Size – 25,713 km²

Geography – mountainous with valleys

Language – Macedonian 66.5%, Albanian 25.1%, Turkish, Roma, Serb

Religion – Macedonian Orthodox 64.8%, Muslim 33.3%, other 1.9%

Monetary Unit – Macedonian denar

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

Agriculture – grapes, tobacco, vegetables, fruits; milk, eggs

Industry – food processing, beverages, textiles, chemicals, iron, steel, cement, energy, pharmaceuticals

Map of Macedonia

Neighbouring Countries – Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania

Population –  2,091,719 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.21%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.8

Capital City – Skopje (501,000)

Highest Mountain – Golem Korab (2764m)

Longest River – Vardar (388km)

Climate – Continental – cold winters – -4°C to 10°C and warm summers 14°C to 28°C

Yearly Rainfall – 55 cm (approx)

Plant Life – pine, beech, oak,

Animal Life – bears, wild boars, wolves, foxes, squirrels, chamois and deer

Bird Life – stork, owl, cuckoo, swan

Fish Life – letnica trout, lake whitefish, gudgeon, roach, podust, and pior

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Macedonia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/macedonia.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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