The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia [1] ( lokal name: Republic of Macedonia (Република Македонија/Republika Makedonija) ), is an independent state on the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. This landlocked country borders Serbia to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south, and Bulgaria to the east. Its capital is Skopjie. The total population is 2 million people, of whom 25% are Albanian muslims. Vardar-Macedonia (or South Serbia) used to be a part of Yugoslavia, but it declared independence on September 8, 1991.

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