Ten fun facts about Macedonia


Fact 1
The country is officially known as the Republic of Macedonia or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia). Macedonia gained independence from the Yugoslavian territory on September 9, 1991.

Fact 2
The official language spoken is Macedonian which is related to Polish, Russisan, Bulgarian and Serbian. The currency used is the Macedonian Denar.

Fact 3
The summers and autumns in Macedonia are warm and dry while the winters are cold and heavy snowfall is experienced.

Fact 4
Christianity and Islam are the dominating religions in this country.

Fact 5
Macedonia fauna is rich and includes chamois, foxes, wolves, exotic bears, wild boars and squirrels.

Fact 6
Skopje is the capital city of Macedonia renowned for its affluent heritage, popular markets and dazzling monuments.

Fact 7
Ethnic Macedonians are Slavic people that constitute 67% while the rest are Albanians, Turks, Roma gypsies, Vlachs and Serbs.

Fact 8
Industries include metallic chromium, coal, zinc, ferronickel, lead and textiles. The agriculture includes rice tobacco wheat, corn and beef.

Fact 9
Wineries produce 135 million litres of wine, 150 million litres of natural brandy. Breweries produce 850 million litres of beer.

Fact 10
Macedonia exports beverages and food, tobacco, iron and steel and miscellaneous manufactures. About 1,650 tons of fish are annually caught in Macedonian lakes and rivers. The most sought after is the Ohrid trout.


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