Flag of North Macedonia

Flag of North 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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes MK, MKD (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of North Macedonia
Capital city Skopje
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, NATO
Population 2 077 132 (2018)
Total area 25 713 km2
Highest point Golem Korab (2 764 m, 9 068 ft)
Lowest point Vardar (50 m, 164 ft)
GDP per capita $ 6 084 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Macedonian denar (den, MKD)
Calling code +389
Internet TLD .mk

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