Macedonia /ˌmæsɨˈdoʊniə/, Macedonian: Македонија), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Република Македонија, transliterated: Republika Makedonija [rɛˈpublika makɛˈdɔnija] ), is a country in the central Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It was admitted to the United Nations in 1993 under the provisional reference of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, sometimes abbreviated as FYROM.
Religion in Macedonia
Macedonia is a Christian majority country, 64.7% of Macedonia's people adhere to the Orthodox Church. Islam is the religion of 33% of Macedonia's population, making it the country with the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe, after Kosovo, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
About 0.1% or less of the people of Macedonia are Buddhists.
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
- Wikipedia article about the Republic of Macedonia.
- Wikivoyage article about the Republic of Macedonia.
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