Outline of the Republic of Macedonia

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The location of the Republic of Macedonia
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Macedonia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Republic of Macedonia:

The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked sovereign country located on the Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe.[1] The Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Serbia and Kosovo[a] to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south, and Bulgaria to the east.

It was admitted to the United Nations in 1993 under the provisional reference the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia[2][3] commonly abbreviated to FYROM,[4][5] pending resolution of a naming dispute with Greece.[6] Many other international institutions and countries have recognised the country under the same reference, although an overall majority of countries recognise it under its constitutional name.[7]

The Republic of Macedonia forms approximately 35.8% of the land and 40.9% of the population of the wider geographical region of Macedonia, as it was defined in the late 19th century. The capital is Skopje, with 506,926 inhabitants according to a 2002 census, and there are a number of smaller cities, notably Bitola, Kumanovo, Prilep, Tetovo, Ohrid, Veles, Štip, Kočani, Gostivar and Strumica. It has more than 50 natural and artificial lakes and sixteen mountains higher than 2,000 meters (6,550 ft).

The country is a member of the UN and the Council of Europe and a member of La Francophonie, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Since December 2005 it is also a candidate for joining the European Union and has applied for NATO membership.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of the Republic of Macedonia

Geography of Macedonia[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the region of Macedonia
 Albania 191 km
 Kosovo 159 km
 Serbia 62 km
 Bulgaria 165 km
 Greece 262 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Macedonia[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the Republic of Macedonia

Natural geographic features of Macedonia[edit]

Regions of Macedonia[edit]

Ecoregions of Macedonia[edit]

Administrative divisions of Macedonia[edit]

Municipalities of Macedonia[edit]
Statistical Regions of the Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Demography of Macedonia[edit]

Government and politics of Macedonia[edit]

Politics of the Republic of Macedonia

Branches of the government of Macedonia[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Macedonia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Macedonia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Macedonia[edit]

Foreign relations of Macedonia[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Macedonia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Macedonia[edit]

Military of Macedonia[edit]

Local government in Macedonia[edit]

History of Macedonia[edit]

Culture of Macedonia[edit]

Art in Macedonia[edit]

Sports in Macedonia[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Macedonia[edit]

Education in Macedonia[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Macedonia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 of April 7 and 845 of June 18 of 1993
  3. ^ "Note on Yugoslavia". Retrieved 2008-05-10. "By resolution A/RES/47/225 of 8 April 1993, the General Assembly decided to admit as a Member of the United Nations the State being provisionally referred to for all purposes within the United Nations as "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" pending settlement of the difference that had arisen over its name."
  4. ^ Bonk, M. R., Carlton R. A. (editors) (1997), International Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, 4th Edition, Detroit, New York, Toronto, London: Gale Research, LCCCN 85-642206, ISBN 0-8103-7437-4, ISSN 0743-0523, Volume 1, pg. 516 and Bonk, M. R (Project Editor) (2003), International Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, 32nd Edition, USA: Gale-Thompson Group, Volume 1, pg. 1789, ISBN 0-7876-4109-X (Part 2 D-I only)
  5. ^ Alongside the official long-form reference, the "FYROM" acronym is frequently used by international organizations such as the UN, the EU, the OSCE, the EBU, the IMF, the World Bank, WTO and NATO (All NATO documents referring to "FYROM" have to be accompanied by a footnote text 'Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name')
  6. ^ United Nations Resolution 225 (1993)
  7. ^ See lists at Macedonia naming dispute
a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.

External links[edit]


Wikimedia Atlas of the Republic of Macedonia