information about state
MACEDONIA – GENERAL INFORMATION
Population: 2 071 210
GNP: + 3,7% (2005)
Official Language: Macedonian
The Republic of Macedonia ( for United Nations accepted as The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – abbreviated FYROM) is a state situated on Balkan Peninsula.
The name as well as the state symbols are continuing to ancient historical Macedonia.
This fact does not like to Greece, where it is placed most part of this area.
The Republic of Macedonia is a Parliament democracy. Its government is doing its best
in order to enter into NATO and European Union . The Republic of Macedonia is fighting-from the date of its independence – against sharp disagreement of Greece - towards official name and symbols of independent state , which Greece is considerating for a stolen historical part of Macedonia ( situated today partially in Greece).
Most of territory of Macedonia is formed with high placed table-land (600-900m) cut by numerous massifs of mountains. The country is divided for two unequal parts by profound valley of the river Vardar running to the Eagean Sea,. The western part is fulfilled with mountain-range and basin of Dinar system.
The unique natural area represent big lakes (near to the border with Albania and Greece) – those of Ohrid and Prespan, containing remarkable clean water. The mountains are rugged, up to 2550 m high, on the East – along the borders with Bulgaria- belong to the Trakian system Regarding the climate and flora – there are mixing the continental and mediterranian elements – the altitude plays a big role. 37% of the total surface of the territory are covering leafy and mixed woods , in the mountains there are coniferous trees.
The medical care – for the purpose of first aid – should be offered free of charge. This fact follows from the Agreement of Social Assurance , published in Law Act No. 3/1958 and from the Public Agreement in execution ( Art. 5 and 6).
The level of medical service depends on the category of the concrete office. We recommend you to conclude the commercial health insurance before travelling.
Macedonia has a road nest long 9 264 kms. From the total number of roads there are
909 kms of international, 2 916 kms regional and 5 439 kms local roads. 5 197 kms of Macedonian roads are covered with asphalt or concrete and are well maintained.
The highway sections are to be paid for. These are the roads E 75 (111 kms) and
E 65 ( 34 kms).
In Macedonia there are acting 3 private TV broadcastings, 2 Press Agencies and several radio stations and newspapers.
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.