All about Macedonia; Meaning of Macedonian Flag, What is the Capital of Macedonia? What is the time difference, what is the currency?
Modern Macedonians are Slavs, descendants of peoples who came to the Balkans in the sixth and seventh centuries. There are six ethnic groups. This one; Miyak, Brsyak, Güney, Struma-Mesta, Macedo-Shop and Upper Vardar.
All about Macedonia
Macedonia is a landlocked country in southeastern Europe. The current border runs along the mountain ranges that separate the republic from Bulgaria, Greece, Albania and Kosovo and Serbia. Macedonia is slightly larger than the state of Vermont with a total area of 25,333 square kilometers. The country consists largely of mountains, separated by flat river valleys. The capital, Skopje, is the largest city.
Macedonian is a South Slavic language of the Indo-European family, whose closest relatives are Bulgarian and Serbian. It developed in contact with non-Slavic languages such as Macedonian, Greek, Albanian, Aromanian and Turkish. Multilingualism was the norm during the Ottoman period, but Macedonian-speaking young people today know more English than any other national language. Multilingualism is common in urban areas, but less so in rural areas.
The failed St. Elijah’s Day (Ilinden) uprising of 1903 is the organizing metaphor of the state. The People’s Republic of Macedonia (official language Macedonian) was founded in 1944. Gotse Delchev’s sarcophagus in a church in Skopje is located near a ceremonial memorial site with fireworks, picnics and folk dances. It refers to the national anthem, the sun of freedom, the struggle for rights and the heroes of Ilinden.
Ethnic Macedonians live in the neighboring areas of Bulgaria, Greece and Albania, and Muslim speakers of Slavic dialects who can be classified as Macedonians who consider themselves a separate ethnicity (Goran) live in Kosovo and Albania. Albania recognizes as Macedonian only Christians living in the southeast, with the exception of the Macedonian-speaking Muslim and Christian populations of the Eastern Highlands and the Gorans.
The traditional culture is rural, but today more than 60 percent of the population is urban and a quarter of the national residents live in metropolitan Skopje. Traditional architectural influences include Mediterranean, Byzantine and Ottoman. Modern high-rise apartments often have a balcony that is used for storing and drying clothes. A traditional Muslim household has separate rooms for male and female guests, while a Christian home has a single room.
Exports include food, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Serbia was the largest trading partner before the imposition of international sanctions. Other important trading partners are the former Yugoslav republics, other Balkan countries and the European Union. Disparities in wealth distribution have increased since 1991, with the Roma at the bottom. Other social differences arise from the differences between urban and rural populations. While Serbs and Aromanians are well integrated in the economy, Albanians are underrepresented in the state sector.
Meaning of the Macedonian Flag
The Macedonian flag, the first flag used post-independence with a sixteen-pointed yellow symbol in the center of a red field, was based on a symbol found in 1977 in the suspected burial place of Philip of Macedonia. The Greeks and in 1995 the Macedonian parliament approved a flag with a yellow circle with eight rays protruding from the edge of a red field. Other community metaphors include “Mother Macedonia”, “Heart of the Balkans” and “Oasis of Peace”.
Capital of Macedonia
The capital of Macedonia is Skopje.
Currency of Macedonia
Macedonian currency is Macedonian denar.
Time difference between Macedonia and Turkey
It is an hour behind Macedonia and Turkey. Now if it is 10:30 am in Macedonia, it means 11:30 am in Turkey.