Macedonia - Country information

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General information about the country

Official name of the country: Republic of Macedonia
Form of government: Parliamentary democracy
Area: 25,715 km²
Population: 2,100,000
Official language: Macedonian
Capital: Skopje
Population of the capital: 700,000
Important economic and cultural cities: Ohrid, Bitola, Struga, Dojran, Berovo, Gevgelija

 

Interesting facts about the country

  1. Did you know that Mother Teresa was born in Macedonia?
  2. Did you know that Macedonia is the cradle of Slavic culture and the Cyrillic script? St. Clement of Ohrid developed the Glagolica alphabet, the masterpiece of his teachers St. Cyril and St. Methodius, and named it Cyrillic honoring the former.
  3. Did you know that Kokino is 4th on the list of the oldest megalithic observatories in the world?
  4. Did you know that Ohrid Lake (World Heritage) is 4 million years old and has 200 endemic species?
  5. Did you know that the largest part of the most famous Roman road is in Macedonia and it is called path "Via Egnatia"?

 

Top 5 Lists

Top 5 tourist products

  • Culture – religious heritage
  • Nature – mountains and lakes
  • Rural tourism and tradition
  • Adventure tourism
  • Food and wine

Top 5 tourist destinations

  • Ohrid – Cradle of culture and Ohrid Lake (World Heritage)
  • Skopje – Capital, place where you can explore the historic and business center
  • Wine region
  • Berovo – a place for leisure and relaxation, where you can see many churches and monasteries and where people can try a lot of delicious traditional dishes.
  • National Park Mavrovo – National park, which is surrounded by beautiful villages; this region also has a ski center.

Top 5 souvenirs

  • Ohrid pearl
  • Macedonian filigran
  • Mother Teresa
  • Golden mask
  • The Great Mother

Top 5 events

  • Galichnik wedding in Galichnik – July
  • Ohred Summer festival in Ohrid – July
  • Vevchani Carnival in Vevchani – January
  • Wine Festival in Kavadarci – September
  • May Opera Evenings in Skopje – May

Embassies in China

Sun Li Tun Diplomatic Compound 3-2-21,
Post code 100600,
Beijing - PR China
www.missions.gov.mk/beijing/home/

 

General consulates and consulates in China

Martin Tang, Honorary Consul General
4013 Jardine House,
1 Connaught Place,
Hong Kong

 

List of international airports in the country

Skopje
Ohrid

 

Contact information

Agency for promotion and support of tourism in Macedonia
Debarca 2, 1000 Skopje
Email: info@tourismmacedonia.gov.mk; katerina.petrovska@tourismmacedonia.gov.mk
+389 3223 101