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Outline of the Republic of Macedonia

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

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

The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked sovereign country located on the Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe.[1] 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 2004 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 European Union and has applied for NATO membership.

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Macedonia

Geography of Macedonia

An enlargeable topographic map of the region of Macedonia
 Greece 246 km
 Kosovo[a] 159 km
 Albania 151 km
 Bulgaria 148 km
 Serbia 62 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Macedonia

An enlargeable satellite image of Macedonia

Natural geographic features of Macedonia

Regions of Macedonia

Ecoregions of Macedonia

Administrative divisions of Macedonia

Municipalities of Macedonia
Statistical Regions of the Republic of Macedonia

Demography of Macedonia

Government and politics of Macedonia

Main article: Government of Macedonia and Politics of Macedonia

Branches of the government of Macedonia

Executive branch of the government of Macedonia

Legislative branch of the government of Macedonia

Judicial branch of the government of Macedonia

Foreign relations of Macedonia

International organization membership

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

Law and order in Macedonia

Military of Macedonia

Local government in Macedonia

History of Macedonia

Main article: Current events of Macedonia

Culture of Macedonia

Art in Macedonia

Sports in Macedonia

Economy and infrastructure of Macedonia

Education in Macedonia

See also

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 of April 7 and 845 of June 18 of 1993
  3. ^ "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"
  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 been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

External links

General

  • E-Government
Travel
  • National Tourism Portal
  • Archaeological Sites
Pictures
  • Panoramas of Macedonia
  • Photo Gallery
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