North Macedonia, also known as the Republic of Macedonia, is a landlocked country in southeastern Europe. It is one of the successor states of Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. A landlocked country, North Macedonia has borders with Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. It covers an area of 25,713 square kilometers (9,928 square miles) and has a population of 2,066,895. The capital and largest city is Skopje, with a population of 506,926. The majority of the population are Macedonians, a South Slavic people. Albanians form a significant minority at around 25%, followed by Turks, Romani, Serbs, and others. Macedonian, Albanian, and Turkish are the country's official languages.
North Macedonia is a member of the UN, NATO, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and is an official candidate for membership in the European Union. It has been a member of the United Nations since 1993, a member of NATO since 1999, and a founding member of the OSCE. North Macedonia is also a member of the World Trade Organization and the London-based International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Macedonian Denar (1992–1993)