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North Macedonia

The Republic of North Macedonia is a landlocked country situated in the western part of the Balkan peninsula. Its total population is about 2.1 million. As of early 2019, the country has not conducted a population census since 2002. At that time, the country was made up of 64.2% Macedonians, 25.2% Albanians, 3.9% Turks, 2.7% Roma, 1.8% Serbs, and 2.2% other smaller minorities. Its total area is 25,713 square kilometers (9,779 square miles), and 59.3% of the Macedonian population lives in urban areas. The official language of the country is Macedonian, but the state recognizes six national minority languages: Albanian, Serbian, Turkish, Bosnian, Vlach, and Romany. This entry provides a brief overview of the history of North Macedonia and then explores its media organizations ...

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