Outline of North Macedonia

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The location of North Macedonia
An enlargeable map of North Macedonia

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

The Republic of North 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]

North 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[]

An enlargeable basic map of North Macedonia

Geography of North Macedonia[]

 Albania 191 km
 Kosovo 159 km
 Serbia 62 km
 Bulgaria 165 km
 Greece 262 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of North Macedonia[]

An enlargeable satellite image of North Macedonia

Natural geographic features of North Macedonia[]

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Municipalities of North Macedonia[]
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Demography of North Macedonia[]

Government and politics of North Macedonia[]

Politics of North Macedonia

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Judicial branch of the government of North Macedonia[]

Foreign relations of North Macedonia[]

International organization membership[]

North Macedonia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in North Macedonia[]

Military of North Macedonia[]

Local government in North Macedonia[]

History of North Macedonia[]

Culture of North Macedonia[]

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Sports in North Macedonia[]

Economy and infrastructure of North Macedonia[]

Education in North Macedonia[]

See also[]


  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 been recognized as an independent state by 113 out of 193 United Nations member states, 10 of which have subsequently withdrawn recognition.

External links[]


Wikimedia Atlas of the Republic of Macedonia