Basic Information About Macedonia
Macedonia is home to 2 million people. Around 64.2% of the total population consists of ethnic Macedonians. The main minority ethnic groups are Albanians, Turks, Romani, Serbs, Bosniaks, Aromanians.
2. Official Language
The official language is Macedonians, a South Slavic language.
Macedonia's official currency is the Macedonian denar (currency code MKD). One Euro/US dollars is equal to roughly 54-61 MKD.
Macedonia has a Mediterranean to continental climate with four different seasons. The winters (November- March) regularly have temperatures below 0 while the summers are relatively hot with the average temperature ranging between 30 and 35 °C.
6. Economy & Budget
Macedonia is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. The average monthly income is MKD 26,836 (435 Euros), making Macedonia a budget-friendly country for European standards. Backpackers can survive with around $30 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $50 and $70 per day on average.
Skopje is the capital city of Macedonia with total population of 800,000.
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