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Total population (millions):
Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Urban population:
Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Average annual population growth:
Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Surface area (km²) :

Population origin

Main Cities Population
Skopje 466 800
Kumanovo 78 400
Bitola 77 700
Prilep 69 500
Tetovo 54 600
Veles 47 500

Local time

It is  %T:%M %A  in Skopje (GMT+1 in winter, GMT+2 in summer).
Summer time from March to October


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Political context

Major political parties

The country's main political divergence is between the largely ethnically-based political parties representing the country's ethnic Macedonian majority and Albanian minority. The major political parties in the country are:
- SDSM (Social Democratic Union of Macedonia) – the largest party in the country with social-democratic ideology having reconciliatory approach towards Albanian minority;
- VMRO-DPMNE (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization–Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity) – a Christian democratic party supporting the interests of ethnic Macedonian majority;
- DUI (Democratic Union for Integration) – the largest party among ethnic Albanians;
- DPA (Democratic Party of Albanians) – an ethnic party of Albanians;
- LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) – a liberal political party

Major political leaders

President: Branko CRVENKOVSKI (since May 2004) - SDSM
Prime Minister: Nikola GRUEVSKI (since August 2006) – VMRO-DPMNE

Next political election dates

Presidential: April 2009
Assembly: Fall of 2010






Number of visitors in Macedonia 2004 2005 2006 World rank
Number of visitors (1000) 165 197 ..
Source : World Tourisme Organization, data available in November 2005


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