Capital: Skopje

Population: 2,126,541 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)

Official Languages: Macedonian, Albanian

Unofficial Languages: Turkish, Serbian, Roma, and others

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Macedonian, Albanian, Serb, Turkish, Roma, and others

Largest Cities: Skopje, Bitola, Kumanovo, Prilep, Tetovo

Main Sport: Football, Handball, Basketball

Political System: Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Orthodox Christmas (January 7)

Orthodox Easter (May 1-2)

Labor Day (May 1-2)

Saint Cyril and Methodius Day (May 24)

Ramadan Bajram (July 5)

Ilinden Uprising Day (August 2)

Independence Day (September 8)

People’s Uprising Against Fascism (October 11)

Revolutionary Struggle Day (October 23-24)

St. Clement of Ohrid Day (December 8)

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