Key Country Facts
Greeks often call Macedonians, “Skopjeans”, as many Greeks feel the name “Macedonia” historically belongs to Greece
Skopje, Kale fortress, Old Bazzar, Millennium Cross, Vodno Mountain, Kokino
Major exports: food, beverages, tobacco, textiles, iron, steel, and automotive parts
In the Republic of Macedonia there are approximately 2,100,025 Macedonians living here (2016). The official languages of the country are Macedonian and Albanian. The capital city is Skopje. The majority of the population practices Macedonian Orthodox Christianity. The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.
Tourist should visit the capital, Skopje, as it is the hub of food and culture. There visitors will enjoy the Kale fortress, the restaurants of the Old Bazzar, and even the Millennium Cross located in the capital atop the Vodno Mountain. The Millennium Cross is the biggest cross in the world! Tourists would also enjoy the natural beauty of the country by exploring caves, mountains, lakes, and even Kokino, the fourth oldest astronomic observatory in the world!
One fun fact is that Greeks often call Macedonians, “Skopjeans”, as many Greeks feel the name “Macedonia” historically belongs to Greece.