General information: Republic of North Macedonia

Capital: Skopje Official languages: Macedonian Official alphabet: Macedonian (variation of the Cyrillic)
Area: 25,713 km² Population: 2 069 162 people Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)

EUR 1 = 61 MKD

Drives on the: right Calling code: +389 Seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn

Curious facts about North Macedonia

  • Ohrid Lake is the oldest and one of the deepest lakes in Europe (max depth 288m or 940ft). It is about 4 million years old and has 200 endemic species that haven’t been found in any other place in the world. It was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979.
  • Mother Theresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje. Yet, she had Albanian origin. Today, you can see the museum house dedicated to her in the center of Skopje.
  • Macedonia is the only country that got independence from Yugoslavia without a war. It remained entirely at peace at the heat of Yugoslav wars in early 1990s and got independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
  • Skopje has suffered quite a few devastating earthquakes throughout history, the biggest ones in 518 and in 1963, ruining most of the city.
  • The Millennium Cross is a 66 metre-high cross situated on the top of the Vodno Mountain in Skopje. It is the biggest cross in the world. It was constructed to serve as a memorial of 2,000 years of Christianity in Macedonia and the world.
  • Оfficial Tourism website of North Macedonia: