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Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia
Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia

Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid is a lake which straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern part of North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, with a unique aquatic ecosystem of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species.
Photo by Ljupco Dzambazovski

NORTH MACEDONIA

Europe

NORTH MACEDONIA

Europe

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Capital: Skopje

Location: Southeastern Europe, north of Greece

Government: Republic of North Macedonia

Currency: Macedonian denars (MKD)

Area: 25,713 sq km

Population: 2,128,262 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Macedonian (official) 66.5%, Albanian (official) 25.1%, Turkish 3.5%, Romani 1.9%, Serbian 1.2%, other (includes Aromanian (Vlach) and Bosnian) 1.8% (2002 est.); note - minority languages are co-official with Macedonian in municipalities where they are spoken by at least 20% of the population; Albanian is co-official in Tetovo, Brvenica, Vrapciste, and other municipalities; Turkish is co-official in Centar Zupa and Plasnica; Romani is co-official in Suto Orizari; Aromanian is co-official in Krusevo; Serbian is co-official in Cucer Sandevo

Religion: Macedonian Orthodox 64.8%, Muslim 33.3%, other Christian 0.4%, other and unspecified 1.5% (2002 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+1

Tel Code: +389

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