Macedonia - Research Article from Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

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Location, Size, and Extent

Macedonia is a landlocked nation located in southeastern Europe. Macedonia is slightly larger than the state of Vermont with a total area of 25,333 sq km (9,781 sq mi). Macedonia shares boundaries with Serbia and Montenegro (north), Bulgaria (east), Greece (south), and Albania (west), and has a total boundary length of 766 km (476 mi). Macedonia's capital city, Skopje, is located in the northwestern part of the country.

Topography

The topography of Macedonia features a mountainous landscape covered with deep basins and valleys. There are two large lakes, each divided by a frontier line. Approximately 24% of Macedonia's land is arable. Natural resources include chromium, lead, zinc, manganese, tungsten, nickel, low-grade iron ore, asbestos, sulphur, and timber. Macedonia's natural environment suffers from a high seismic hazard and air pollution from metallurgical plants.

Climate

Macedonia's climate features hot summers and cold winters. Fall tends to be dry in the country. In...

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