Situated in the southeastern Europe, Macedonia is a nation in the central Balkan Peninsula. It was previously known as Yugoslavia but after it got its independence in the year 1991, it is now referred to as Macedonia.

The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked nation with Kosovo and Serbia on its north, Albania on its west and Greece on its south.

Skopje is the capital city of the country. Macedonia has moderately cold winters and dry and hot summers. Basically, there are three chief climatic zones and they are mildly Continental, mountainous and temperate Mediterranean.

Tourism plays an important role for the economy of the country. Macedonia has plenty of natural and cultural attractions that attract people from all over the world to it.

About seven hundred thousand tourists visit Macedonia every year. The income from tourism forms an important part of the country’s revenue.

Most of the inhabitants of the country are followers of the Macedonian Orthodox Church, about 2/3rd of the population.

The remaining 1/3rd of the population consists of Muslims. Macedonian is the official language of the country and this language is spoken widely all over the country. The language is a part of the South Slavic language group.

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    Lake Ohrid

    Lake Ohrid, straddles the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species.

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    Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country with over 42,000 inhabitants as of 2002.

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    St. John Kaneo Church, Ohrid

    Saint John the Theologian, Kaneo or simply Saint John at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

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    St. Naum Church

    The original Naum's church was dedicated to the St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The church was built on this site in 900 A.D. Present-day Saint Naum church originates from the period under the Turkish rule and it had been built on the foundations of the old Naum’s church.