Macedonia – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name:

 Macedonia 

Nationality: 

        noun: Macedonian(s)         adjective: Macedonian

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Area        total: 25,333 sq km         land: 24,856 sq km         water: 477 sq km

Population: 2,045,262 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups

        Macedonian 64.2%        Albanian 25.2%        Turkish 3.9%        Roma 2.7%        Serb 1.8%        other 2.2%

Capital: Skopje, population – 450 000

Largest Cities
        Bitolia(80 000),

        Kumanovo(75 000),        Prilep(70 000),

Official Language

        Macedonian 66.5%,        Albanian 25.1%,        Turkish 3.5%,        Roma 1.9%,        Serbian 1.2%,        other 1.8% (2002 census)

Religion
        Macedonian Orthodox 32.4%,

        other Christian 0.2%,        Muslim 16.9%,        other and unspecified 50.5% (2002 census)

Political system:  parliamentary democracy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $14.4 billion

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $7,100 

Annual growth: 1.3% 

GDP – composition by sector:  

        agriculture: 11.2%         industry: 26%         services: 62.8% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 0.4%

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