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Country Info

  • Full Name: The Republic of Macedonia
  • Population: 2,082,370 (July 2011 est.)
  • Capital city: Skopje
  • Currency: Macedonian denar (MKD)
  • Climate: Dry warm summers and cold winters
  • Terrain: Mountainous with valleys and large lakes
  • Official language: Macedonian
  • Total size: 25,713 km2

Macedonia is a relatively new and inexpensive tourist destination, offering a range of attractions to appeal to travellers who seek traditional experiences, but also to those who prefer modernity. Skopje, its capital, never sleeps, and the is ideal for city breaks.

The country offers a variety of accommodation options, strong MICE facilities and vast possibilities for leisure activities. With 38 mountains, three national parks and 43 lakes on a relatively small territory, it is ideal for sports, mountain climbing, mountain biking, rock climbing, paragliding, off-road car excursions, hunting and fishing, and during the winter months – for skiing.

Travellers looking for culture can choose to immerse themselves in over 4,000 archaeological sites and more than 950 churches and monasteries.

CONNECTIVITY

Romania can be easily accessed by road, rail, air, sea and the Danube.

Its main port is Constanta on the Black Sea, linked to the Danube by a canal; and river ports of Tulcea, Galati, Calarasi, Giurgiu and Drobeta.

There are 17 commercial airports in the country, most of which are open for international traffic (Timisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Oradea, Arad, and Bacau, to name a few), and a number of new airports are either planned or are under construction.

The country is also well connected to other European countries by rail and road, and often Budapest serves as a convenient connection point towards Romania.

MICE

Bucharest and Brasov are Romania's traditional MICE hubs, but other cities, such as Cluj, Constanta, Timisoara, Oradea, Arad, Iasi and Sibiu are on the rise, as they are easily accessible by air and have strong facilities and infrastructure.

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