Flag of Macedonia

Flag of Macedonia

The flag of the Republic of Macedonia was selected on the basis of a public competition in 1995. The flag consists of motif of a yellow sun with six axially symmetrical rays expanding towards the edges of the flag placed on a red background. Originally, the flag with motif of a vergin sun was selected and it was used between the years 1992 and 1995, but it was eventually abandoned since the Greeks opposed. They regarded this symbol purely Hellenic. moreover, it already was a symbol of Greek province of Macedonia. Opinions on this matter differ - some argue that the symbol occurred much earlier in the Persian and other ancient empires, but the Greeks still won this dispute, and Macedonians eventually turned to the current flag.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Albania Albania Tirana 2,821,977 28,748 km2
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Sofia 7,282,041 110,912 km2
Flag of Greece Greece Athens 10,815,197 131,957 km2
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Pristina 1,815,606 10,887 km2
Flag of Serbia Serbia Belgrade 7,181,505 77,474 km2

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Main information

Country
Macedonia
Capital city
Skopje
Population
2,062,294 (2012)
Total area
25,713 km2
Formation
8. 9. 1991
Highest point
Golem Korab (Maja e Korabit) (2,764 m)
GDP
$ 10,465 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
macedonian denar (MKD)
Code
MK (MKD)
Calling code
+389
Internet TLD
.mk

Country is member of

By continents
Europe

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Makedonie (Skopje)
English
Macedonia (Skopje)
German
Mazedonien, ehem. jugoslawische Republik (Skopje)
French
Macédoine (Skopje)
Italian
Macedonia (Skopje)
Spanish
ARY Macedonia (Skopie)
Russian
Республика Македония (Скопье)
Slovak
Macedónsko (Skopje)
Polish
Macedonia (Skopje)
Portuguese
Macedónia (Skopje)
Chinese
馬其頓 (斯科普里)
Japanese
マケドニア (スコピエ)
Turkish
Makedonya (Üsküp)
Norwegian
Makedonia (Skopje)
Swedish
Makedonien (Skopje)
Hungarian
Macedonia (Szkopje)
Dutch
Macedonia (Skopje)
Danish
Makedonien (Skopje)
Finnish
Makedonia (Skopje)
Hebrew
מקדוניה (סקופיה)

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