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Macedonia (FYROM)

In 1991, after peacefully separating from Yugoslavia, Macedonia entered into a conflict with Greece over its new name. A compromise was reached, designating the newly independent country as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, better known simply as Macedonia.

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In recent years, Macedonia has struggled economically, reporting a minus 2.4 percent real growth rate and 35 percent unemployment in 2009. Also last year, per capita income was estimated at $9,000, and almost a third of the population lived in poverty. Approximately 67 percent of the citizenry lives in urban areas, but a fifth of the Gross National Product was still derived from the agricultural sector. Two-thirds of the population, 64.2 percent, is Macedonian and 25.2 percent are Albanian. Almost 65 percent of the population are ...

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