North Macedonia Demographics

What is the population of North Macedonia?

Population 2,125,971
Population Growth Rate 0.22%
Urban Population 59.3%
Population in Major Urban Areas SKOPJE (capital) 499,000
Nationality Noun Macedonian(s)
Nationality Adjective Macedonian
Ethnic Groups Macedonian 58.4%, Albanian 24.3%, Turkish 3.9%, Romani 2.5%, Serb 1.3%, other 2.3%, persons for whom data were taken from administrative sources and no ethnic affiliation data was available 7.2%
Languages Spoken Macedonian 68%, Albanian 25%, Turkish 3%, Serbo-Croatian 2%, other 2%
Language Note The official language is Macedonian, which is written in a Cyrillic script. Albanian, Turkish, and Serbian are spoken widely. Sixty-seven per cent of the population in Macedonia are Macedonian, 22.9% are Albanian and there are between 2-3% Gypsy and Serb minorities.

North Macedonia Health Information

What are the health conditions in North Macedonia?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 9
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 98.8%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 0.6%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 99.8%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 6.6%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.07%
HIV/Aids Deaths 90
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 4.6
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 7.85
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 8.35
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 8.11
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 10
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 26
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 21.1%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 175
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.62
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 8.6%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 97.2%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 82.8%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.59
Underweight - percent of children under five years 1.8%

North Macedonia Life Expectancy

How long do people live in North Macedonia?

Life Expectancy at Birth 75 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 78 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 73 Years
Median Age 36 Years
Median Age - female 37 Years
Median Age - male 35 Years

North Macedonia Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

North Macedonia median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 12
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 9
Median Age 36 Years
Median Age - female 37 Years
Median Age - male 35 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -0.48
Population Growth Rate 0.22%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .99
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.08
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .99
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .75

North Macedonia Education

What is school like in North Macedonia?

Literacy - female 94.1%
Literacy - male 98.2%
Literacy - total population 96.1%
Literacy Definition NA
School Life Expectancy - female 13 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 13 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 13 Years

North Macedonia Literacy

Can people in North Macedonia read?

Literacy - female 94.1%
Literacy - male 98.2%
Literacy - total population 96.1%
Literacy Definition NA
Predominant Language Macedonian 68%, Albanian 25%, Turkish 3%, Serbo-Croatian 2%, other 2%

North Macedonia Crime

Is North Macedonia a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

You should take the same precautions against becoming crime victims as you would in any U.S. city. Violent crime against U.S. citizens is rare. Pick-pocketing, theft, and other petty street crimes do occur, particularly in areas where tourists and foreigners congregate. Do not leave valuables, including cell phones and electronic items, in plain view in unattended vehicles. You should securely lock the windows and doors of your residence when it is not occupied. Organized crime is present in Macedonia; organized criminal activity occasionally results in violent confrontations between members of rival organizations. ATM use is generally safe; however, travelers should take standard safety precautions.

Pickpockets remain a problem in crowded areas of Skopje. Be aware of your belongings and surroundings at all times. Pickpockets use various diversionary tactics to distract victims; one method involves groups of children swarming around you and asking for money to find and take your wallet. Victims of pick pocketing should report the crime to the police and cancel their credit cards as soon as possible.

Taxis are a common and generally safe form of transportation. Use a legitimate, metered taxi to avoid conflicts about the fare.

North Macedonia Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Macedonia, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own, and criminal penalties vary from country to country. You can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Macedonia, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution.

If Arrested: If you are arrested in Macedonia, Macedonian authorities are required to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest. If you are concerned the Department of State may not be aware of your situation, you should request the police or prison officials to notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate of your arrest.

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