• Zdravo is a common greeting in the Republic of North Macedonia. We present to you some interesting information about the Republic of North Macedonia.

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    Macedonian is the official language of the Republic of North Macedonia. It is spoken by more than 1.3 million people. The Macedonian language is also spoken in Greek Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Albania, and Australia.

    Here are some of the interesting facts about the Republic of North Macedonia:

    1. Did you know that 85% of Macedonia’s territory is covered in mountains? This makes this small country the second most mountainous globally. Macedonia also has 34 mountaintops above 2,000 meters.

    2. Macedonia is one of the oldest inhabited regions in Europe. Humans have lived on the territory of what is today Macedonia for 7,000 years. However, the first traces of organized cities date back to 808 B.C., when the dynasty of the Argeads controlled this area.

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    (Image source: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_mountains_in_North_Macedonia)

    1. Did you know that the small country was a part of Alexander the Great’s Empire, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Yugoslavia, and it finally gained its independence in 1991?

    2. With a maximum depth of 288 meters, Ohrid Lake is the deepest lake in Europe, but it’s also one of the world’s oldest ones. According to most scientists, the lake is estimated to be more than 4 million years old.

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    (Image source: https://galloparoundtheglobe.com/two-day-tinerary-lake-ohrid-north-macedonia/)

    1. Back in 2006, Macedonia became the first country in the whole world to have full access to a wireless broadband connection!

    2. Macedonia has two flags. When Macedonia became an independent country, the flag was different from the one you see today. Both had the same mix of colors, and both featured a yellow sun on a red background.

    3. Ohrid is a small town in the southwest of the country that’s home to 365 churches (one for every day of the year), which is undoubtedly something you didn’t know at all about Macedonia.

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    (Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St._Clement_of_Ohrid)

    Hope you enjoyed this little piece of interesting facts about Macedonian culture. If you want to share some more facts like these, please let us know!