Macedonia is a historic region on the Balkan Peninsula of southeastern Europe. From 1946 to 1991, it was the southernmost of the six republics that made up the federal state of Yugoslavia. In 1991, after the republics of Croatia and Slovenia broke away from Yugoslavia, Macedonia also declared its independence.
Macedonia has cold, snowy winters. Summers are hot in the mountain valleys but cooler at higher elevations. Temperatures in Skopje average 34 °F (1 °C) in January and 75 °F (24 °C) in July.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
POPULATION: 2 million
LANGUAGE: Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Roma, Serbian
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +389
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1
You should exercise caution if you intend to travel to the northern and western border regions of Macedonia.
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