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To serve the Church among the Slavic nations of the world by assisting it to become fully equipped to fulfil the great commission of Jesus Christ

Macedonia

Background

On 9 September 1991, Macedonians overwhelmingly voted in favour of independence from Yugoslavia. This led to the adoption on 20 November 1991 of a new constitution, which proclaimed the ‘Republic of Macedonia’ as a sovereign and independent state. In March 1992 the peaceful withdrawal of the Yugoslav army from its territory was successfully negotiated. Macedonia was the only country to accede from the Yugoslav federation peacefully.

Location

South-eastern Europe

Area

25,333 sq km

Land Boundaries

Serbia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria

Population

2.1 million (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups

Macedonian 64%, Albanian 25%, Turkish 4%, Roma 3%, Serb 2%, Bosniaks 0.5%, Vlachs 0.5%, Others 1% [2002 census]

Religions

Orthodox 65%, Islam 33%, Evangelicals 0.1%

Languages

Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Serbian, Vlach, and Roma

Capital

Skopje

Currency

Macedonian Denar