Largest Cities in Macedonia

Facts about Macedonia

Official languages: Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Serbian
Capital: Skopje
Area: 25,333 km²
Population: 2.1 million residents
Population density: 81.36 residents per km²
Currency: MKD
Internet TLD: .mk
ISO codes: MK , MKD, 807
The prefix for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is +389

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North Macedonia (Macedonian Северна Македонија Severna Makedonija ; officially the Republic of North Macedonia, Macedonian Република Северна Македонија Republika e Severna Makedonija, Albanian Republika e Severna Makedonija, Albanisch Republika e Macedonija, Albanisch Republika e- Makedonija, Albanisch Republika e- Makedonija, Albanisch Republika e- Makedonija. It covers the northern part of the historical region of Macedonia.

The state was founded in the resistance in 1944 as the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, was officially the southernmost republic of socialist Yugoslavia from 1946 and declared its independence as the Republic of Macedonia in 1991. Due to the name dispute with its southern neighbor Greece, the state was often referred to internationally as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM; English former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, abbreviated FYROM) in order to avoid an official name. The name was changed to North Macedonia on February 12, 2019.

Since December 2005, the country has had the status of a candidate country of the European Union (EU). North Macedonia has one of the weakest economies in Europe and is in a process of transformation, both economically and politically. The country is struggling with high unemployment rates and weak infrastructure, as well as a lack of investment.

In addition to Macedonians, who make up around 64% of the total population, there is a large minority of Albanians (25%). Smaller minorities of Turks (3.85%), Roma (2.66%), Serbs (1.78%), Bosniaks (0.84%) and Aromanians / Megleno-Romanians (0.48%) as well as other ethnic groups (1st, 04%) are available. As a result of this situation, there have been and continue to be ethnically motivated conflicts, especially between Macedonians and Albanians. After the civil war-like situation in 2001 and the subsequent peace treaty, the overall situation in the country has improved significantly. However, social equality of all ethnicities has still not been achieved.

North Macedonia has made considerable efforts in the transformation process since independence in 1991. Even in anticipation of a later EU accession, the country must undertake tariff reductions within the framework of the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU and face increased competition.

The main goal of the government is to encourage foreign investment and increase economic growth. On the part of potential international investors, however, a consolidation of constitutional structures and an increase in efficiency and transparency in public administration and in the implementation of public tenders are called for. While tenders are still only partially transparent, the Macedonian government has significantly expanded public administration in recent years, but without any noticeable improvement in efficiency or service. Corruption remains a major problem.

In 2017 the economy grew by 1.7%. The unemployment rate has been very high in recent years, but has fallen slightly to 22%. Youth unemployment is estimated to be 50%.

According to official figures, the average net salary of a working person is 380 euros per month, which is around 35% of the EU average. According to World Bank estimates, more than 20% of the population live in poverty.

Biggest Cities of Macedonia by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Skopje, Macedonia 475,000 41.9965 21.4314
2 Bitola, Macedonia 86,639 41.0314 21.3347
3 Kumanovo, Macedonia 76,386 42.1322 21.7144
4 Prilep, Macedonia 73,925 41.3451 21.555
5 Tetovo, Macedonia 73,055 42.0097 20.9715
6 Cair, Macedonia 64,884 42.0153 21.4411
7 Kisela Voda, Macedonia 58,327 41.9489 21.5028
8 Veles, Macedonia 57,984 41.7156 21.7756
9 Ohrid, Macedonia 55,019 41.1172 20.8019
10 Gostivar, Macedonia 51,085 41.796 20.9082
11 Shtip, Macedonia 48,390 41.7458 22.1958
12 Strumica, Macedonia 45,619 41.4375 22.6433
13 Centar Zupa, Macedonia 45,523 41.4785 20.5595
14 Gjorce Petro, Macedonia 41,111 42.0078 21.3531
15 Kavadarci, Macedonia 38,910 41.4331 22.0119
16 Struga, Macedonia 37,498 41.178 20.6778
17 Butel, Macedonia 36,265 42.0308 21.4467
18 Kochani, Macedonia 34,369 41.9164 22.4128
19 Kicevo, Macedonia 31,234 41.5127 20.9589
20 Lipkovo, Macedonia 28,213 42.1564 21.5853
21 Zelino, Macedonia 25,533 41.9803 21.0642
22 Saraj, Macedonia 25,490 42 21.3278
23 Radovis, Macedonia 25,095 41.6383 22.4647
24 Tearce, Macedonia 23,207 42.0767 21.0531
25 Kriva Palanka, Macedonia 20,931 42.2009 22.3324
26 Suto Orizare, Macedonia 20,911 42.04 21.425
27 Gevgelija, Macedonia 20,775 41.1417 22.5014
28 Negotino, Macedonia 19,626 41.4846 22.0906
29 Studenichani, Macedonia 18,330 41.9158 21.5306
30 Vinica, Macedonia 18,329 41.8828 22.5092
31 Debar, Macedonia 18,185 41.5244 20.5242
32 Negotino, Macedonia 17,629 41.8779 20.8839
33 Delcevo, Macedonia 17,526 41.9672 22.7694
34 Resen, Macedonia 16,650 41.0893 21.0109
35 Ilinden, Macedonia 16,517 41.9945 21.58
36 Brvenica, Macedonia 16,378 41.9672 20.9808
37 Kamenjane, Macedonia 15,487 41.9457 20.9289
38 Bogovinje, Macedonia 15,277 41.9236 20.9136
39 Berovo, Macedonia 13,958 41.7031 22.8578
40 Sveti Nikole, Macedonia 13,403 41.8696 21.9527
41 Arachinovo, Macedonia 12,911 42.0264 21.5619
42 Probishtip, Macedonia 12,813 42.0031 22.1786
43 Cegrane, Macedonia 12,634 41.8389 20.9758
44 Bosilovo, Macedonia 12,558 41.4406 22.7278
45 Vasilevo, Macedonia 12,493 41.4741 22.643
46 Zajas, Macedonia 12,329 41.6072 20.9383
47 Novo Selo, Macedonia 11,929 41.4149 22.8816
48 Kondovo, Macedonia 11,767 42.0117 21.3136
49 Dolneni, Macedonia 11,645 41.4258 21.454
50 Dracevo, Macedonia 10,716 41.9367 21.5217
51 Kratovo, Macedonia 10,399 42.0784 22.1807
52 Dolna Banjica, Macedonia 10,258 41.7861 20.9061
53 Sopishte, Macedonia 9,571 41.9547 21.4275
54 Rostusa, Macedonia 9,258 41.61 20.6
55 Labunista, Macedonia 8,916 41.2686 20.5961
56 Vrapciste, Macedonia 8,763 41.8344 20.8856
57 Chucher – Sandevo, Macedonia 8,757 42.1036 21.3822
58 Velesta, Macedonia 8,757 41.2408 20.6439
59 Bogdanci, Macedonia 8,747 41.2031 22.5756
60 Delogozda, Macedonia 8,524 41.2573 20.7218
61 Petrovec, Macedonia 8,409 41.9389 21.615
62 Sipkovica, Macedonia 8,339 42.035 20.9156
63 Dzepciste, Macedonia 8,277 42.0329 20.9982
64 Makedonska Kamenica, Macedonia 8,225 42.0208 22.5876
65 Jegunovce, Macedonia 7,424 42.0724 21.1237
66 Vrutok, Macedonia 6,110 41.7686 20.8392
67 Krivogashtani, Macedonia 6,010 41.3361 21.3331
68 Makedonski Brod, Macedonia 5,718 41.5136 21.2153
69 Krusevo, Macedonia 5,322 41.3689 21.2489
70 Plasnica, Macedonia 4,685 41.4672 21.1231
71 Demir Kapija, Macedonia 4,562 41.4061 22.2463
72 Mogila, Macedonia 4,503 41.1083 21.3786
73 Staro Nagorichane, Macedonia 4,223 42.1981 21.8286
74 Rosoman, Macedonia 4,217 41.5167 21.9459
75 Rankovce, Macedonia 4,182 42.1696 22.1162
76 Zelenikovo, Macedonia 4,131 41.8841 21.5885
77 Karbinci, Macedonia 4,011 41.8176 22.2353
78 Valandovo, Macedonia 3,909 41.3174 22.56
79 Gradsko, Macedonia 3,848 41.5775 21.9428
80 Konce, Macedonia 3,586 41.4951 22.3836
81 Star Dojran, Macedonia 3,459 41.1865 22.7203
82 Zrnovci, Macedonia 3,347 41.8542 22.4444
83 Caska, Macedonia 2,989 41.6506 21.6622
84 Lozovo, Macedonia 2,947 41.7839 21.9056
85 Belcista, Macedonia 2,915 41.3028 20.8303
86 Pehcevo, Macedonia 2,551 41.7623 22.8892
87 Vevcani, Macedonia 2,540 41.2406 20.5933
88 Cesinovo, Macedonia 2,488 41.8715 22.2896
89 Novaci, Macedonia 2,468 41.042 21.4587
90 Demir Hisar, Macedonia 2,394 41.221 21.203

North Macedonia: Skopje

The capital of North Macedonia is called Skopje and is located in the east of the country. It is also the largest and most populous city in North Macedonia. About 530,000 people live there. The special thing about Skopje is the history of the city, because it is several thousand years old.

Those who used to travel between East and West in Europe usually passed Skopje. This place has seen many disputes and natural disasters. Even if parts of the city were repeatedly destroyed in the course of history, some traces of old cultures and events have remained.

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