North Macedonia măs˝ədō´nēə [key], Macedonian Severna Makedonija, officially Republic of North Macedonia, republic (2015 est. pop. 2,079,000), 9,930 sq mi (25,720 sq km), SE Europe. It is bordered by Serbia and Kosovo on the north, Albania on the west, Greece on the south, and Bulgaria on the east. The capital and largest city is Skopje. The other main cities are Tetovo, Bitola (Bitolj), and Prilep. Formerly known as the Republic of Macedonia (1991–2019), the United Nations and many nations recognized the country as the
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) because of Greek objections to the name Macedonia (see below).
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