The Republic of North Macedonia formerly the Republic of Macedonia, also FYROM is a landlocked country in the heart of the Balkans. It is bordered by Serbia and Kosovo to the north, Albania to the west, Bulgaria to the east, and Greece to the south.
The majority of the population is ethnic Macedonian and Orthodox Christian but there is also a significant Albanian Muslim minority. One can expect a wonderful mix of architectural and ethnic heritage. The country represents the Balkans in the truest sense, consisting of a fascinating mix of Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, and Mediterranean influences.
North Macedonia is covered by mountainous territory marked by deep basins and valleys. There are three large lakes, each divided by a frontier line, and the country bisected by the Vardar River.
North Macedonia is blessed with outstanding natural beauty. Do not miss a trip to one of the large lakes, Pelister Mountains, Shar Planina in the west, and the fascinating rolling hills and mountains of the east with its rice fields. It also has scenic mountains. They belong to two different mountain ranges: the first is the Sharr Mountains that continues to the West Vardar/Pelagonia group of mountains (Baba Mountain, Nidže, Kozuf, and Jakupica), also known as the Dinaric range. The second range is the Osogovo–Belasica mountain chain, also known as the Rhodope range. The mountains belonging to the Sharr Mountains and the West Vardar/Pelagonia range are younger and higher than the older mountains of the Osogovo-Belasica mountain group. Mount Korab of the Sharr Mountains on the Albanian border, at 2,764 m (9,068 ft), is the tallest mountain in two countries.
The country has warm, dry summers and autumns, and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall.
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