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Capital: Skopje


Total Population: 2,081,206
Natural Increase: 0.1%
Density: 83 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 57.2%
Population of main cities: Skopje (497,900); Kumanovo (72,800); Bitola (72,400); Prilep (65,400); Tetovo (55,600)
Ethnic Origins: Slavomacedonian about 64%; Albanian about 25%; Turkish about 4%; Romanian about 3%; Serb about 2%; other about 2%.
Official Language: Slavomacedonian
Other Languages Spoken: Albanian, Romani, Turkish, Croatian.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: The majority of the population is Orthodox (64.7%); Muslims represent 33.3%.
Literacy Rate: 96.1%
National Currency: FYROM Denar (MKD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 MKD = 0.0163 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 25,710 km²
Type of State: FYROM is a republic with a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy, it is a land-locked developing country going through transition..
Parallel economy is highly significant.
HDI*: 0.747/1
HDI (World Rank): 81/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from FYROM, dial 00
To call FYROM, dial +389
Internet Suffix: mk
Computers: 36.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 19.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 63.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,5226,6207,2776,4006,757
Exports of Goods (million USD) 4,0154,2994,9344,4904,787
Imports of Services (million USD) 9411,0051,1931,1191,156
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,3611,5271,6901,5151,598

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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