E.g., 04/22/2019
E.g., 04/22/2019

Country Resource - Macedonia

Macedonia

MK
  • Population.......................................................................2,118,945 (July 2018 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.19% (2018 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................10.8 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
  • Death rate..................................................9.6 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*..........Macedonian 64.2%, Albanian 25.2%, Turkish 3.9%, Romani 2.7%, Serb 1.8%, other 2.2% (2002 est.)

* Macedonia has not conducted a census since 2002; Romani populations are usually underestimated in official statistics and may represent 6.5–13% of Macedonia’s population

CIA World Factbook

Macedonia avoided the interethnic conflict that ripped through the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It was the only state to emerge with its independence (in 1991) and no loss of blood.

Recent Activity

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers reached Europe via the Western Balkans route during the peak of the migration crisis. While Balkan countries initially facilitated movements northward, pressure from the European Union led to cascading border controls, which left thousands stranded in the region. This article examines the role of Balkan countries during the thick of the crisis and subsequent regional impacts.

Macedonia avoided the interethnic conflict that ripped through the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It was the only state to emerge with its independence (in 1991) and no loss of blood.