Macedonia (Macedonian: Македонија, translit. Makedonija), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Република Македонија, translit. Republika Makedonija), is a country in the Balkan peninsula in southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It became a member of the United Nations in 1993, but, as a result of an ongoing dispute with Greece over the use of the name "Macedonia", was admitted under the provisional description the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (sometimes abbreviated as FYROM or FYR Macedonia), a term that is also used by international organizations such as the European Union, the Council of Europe and NATO. On 17 June 2018, Macedonia and Greece signed the Prespa agreement which would see the country change its name to “Republic of North Macedonia”, after the 30 September national referendum on the matter and legislation passing through parliament.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 41.6° N — Longitude: 21.7° E
Area: 25,713 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: MK
Measures of Freedom
2019: 7.75, Rank: 58, Personal Freedom: 8.18, Economic Freedom: 7.13
2014: 7.22, Rank: 65
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 57, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 3
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Republic of Macedonia" as of 3 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.