The Latitude and Longitude 41.6000° N, 21.7000° E
- Macedonia is a nation of mountains, lakes and ancient towns with Ottoman and European architecture.
- The capital, Skopje, is known for its sprawling Old Bazaar quarter The Old Bazaar in Skopje is situated on the eastern bank of the Vardar River, stretching from the Stone Bridge to the Bit-Pazar and from the Skopje Fortress to the Serava river
- Historic buildings turned museums, including the National Gallery of Macedonia, housed in a 15th-century Turkish bath complex.
- The southern city Ohrid, on a lake of the same name, has a medieval towns cape and hilltop castle.
Macedonian (official) 66.5%,
Albanian (official) 25.1%,
other 1.8% (2002 census)
Culture Of Macedonia
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- A parliamentary republic or parliamentary constitutional republic is a type of republic that operates under a parliamentary system of government where the executive branch (the government) derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature (the parliament).
- Important People: Kiro Gligorov (b.1917) was president of Macedonia from 1991 to 1999. Boris Trajkovski (1956–2004) was president from 1999 to 2004. He died in a plane crash and was followed by Branko Crvenkovski (b.1962). Mother Teresa or her real name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu,her time was from 1910–1997, she was from Skopje but left at age 17 to join a convent (christian community usually for girls) in Calcutta, India. In 1948, Mother Teresa left the convent to found the Missionaries of Charity. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Macedonia Sun and lion Symbols
More then 100 years ago Macedonia, the ancient land of Alexander the Great, still lay at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish conquerors. Its Balkan neighbors Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria, had recently won their independence from the Turks, but not long afterwards all three newly formed countries laid their claims on Macedonian land, actively conspiring for its new occupation. The three countries launched immense propaganda justifying their claims on Macedonia and so emerged the so-called "Macedonian Question", which is nothing but three conflicting and contracting views: (1) that the Macedonians were Greeks (the view of Greece), (2) that the Macedonians were Bulgarians (the view of Bulgaria), and (3) that the Macedonians were Serbs (the view of Serbia). The strategic location of Macedonia drew the attention of the world powers who now also begun actively involved by siding on the side of their particular Balkan allies and supporting their views which aligned with their own interests.
The Macedonians, who were already organizing and fighting against the Turkish occupation for the liberation of Macedonia under the slogan "Macedonia for the Macedonians", were now facing three new enemies that would do anything to disrupt their struggle for freedom and independence. The Macedonian uprisings in the 1870's and 1903 were suppressed and with the Balkan wars (1912-3), Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Albania, succeeded in partitioning and occupying the territories of Macedonia. The Macedonian nation found itself divided by the new borders, and now, almost a century since that partition, the Macedonians in Greece, Bulgaria, and Albania are still not given their basic human rights. The three countries have repeatedly been condemned for their oppression of their sizable Macedonian minorities.
The Macedonians are the oldest European nation who had continuously existed for more the 2,500 years, and "Macedonia was the first large territorial state with an effective centralized political, military and administrative structure to come into being on the continent of Europe".
The Republic of Macedonia occupies the western half of the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia. Historic Macedonia was defeated by Rome and became a Roman province in 148 B.C. After the Roman Empire was divided in A.D. 395, Macedonia was intermittently ruled by the Byzantine Empire until Turkey took possession of the land in 1371. The Ottoman Turks dominated Macedonia for the next five centuries, until 1913. During the 19th and 20th centuries, there was a constant struggle by the Balkan powers to possess Macedonia for its economic wealth and its strategic military corridors. The Treaty of San Stefano in 1878, ending the Russo-Turkish War, gave the largest part of Macedonia to Bulgaria. Bulgaria lost much of its Macedonian territory when it was defeated by the Greeks and Serbs in the Second Balkan War of 1913. Most of Macedonia went to Serbia and the remainder was divided among Greece and Bulgaria.
The population Of Macedonia (as of 2013) is 2.107 million.
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