Country: Macedonia

Population: 2,055,915

Capital: Skopje

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Macedonian denar (MKD)

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy

Languages: Macedonian 66.5%, Albanian 25.1%, Turkish 3.5%, Roma 1.9%, Serbian 1.2%, other 1.8%

Ethnic Breakdown: Macedonian 64.2%, Albanian 25.2%, Turkish 3.9%, Roma (Gypsy) 2.7%, Serb 1.8%, other 2.2%

Religion: Macedonian Orthodox 64.7%, Muslim 33.3%, other Christian 0.37%, other and unspecified 1.63%

Major Cities: Skopje

Phone Country Code: 389

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Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 7 (Christmas), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), Ramazan Bayrami, May 24 (St. Kiril & Metodij), August 2 (Ilinden Republic Day), August 28 (Presveta Bogorodica Republic Day), September 8 (Independence Day), October 11 (Uprising Day), October 23 (Revolution Day), December 8 (St. Kliment Ohridski)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Near Kuklica village in the Kratova area of Macedonia, 120 stone figures, dated to 10 million years ago, rise from the earth, the tallest nearly 10 meters high. Legend has it the figures are members of a cursed wedding party, turned to stone by the fury of a scorned bride. Scientists suggest the dolls are products of tectonic erosion.