Macedonia is a landlocked Balkan nation of mountains, lakes and ancient towns with Ottoman and European architecture. The capital, Skopje, is known for its sprawling Old Bazaar quarter and historic buildings turned museums, including the National Gallery of Macedonia, housed in a 15th-century Turkish bath complex. The southern city Ohrid, on a lake of the same name, has a medieval townscape and hilltop castle.
Dialing code: +389
Currency: Macedonian denar
Capital and largest city: Skopje; 42°0′N 21°26′E / 42.000°N 21.433°E
Regional languages: Albanian; Turkish; Romani; Serbian
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