North Macedonia

Capital Skopje

Population 2,058,539

Area 25,713 km2

Key facts

North Macedonia is a country located in Southern Europe. There are 4 countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia) that North Macedonia shares its borders with. The official language of North Macedonia is Macedonian.

The national currency in North Macedonia is Macedonian denar (MKD). The denar (ден) is subdivided into 100 deni.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in North Macedonia is 70.47 Mbps and mobile is 173.7 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, North Macedonia has more ATMs.56.69 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in North Macedonia, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in North Macedonia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, North Macedonia will celebrate 12 national public holidays.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayНова Година, Nova Godina
January 7, 2023 Christmas DayПрв ден Божик, Prv den Božik
April 14, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayВелики Петок, Veliki Petok
April 16, 2023Moving holiday Easter SundayПрв ден Велигден, Prv den Veligden
April 17, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayВтор ден Велигден, Vtor den Veligden
May 1, 2023 Labour DayДен на трудот, Den na trudot
May 24, 2023 Saints Cyril and Methodius DayСв. Кирил и Методиј, Ден на сèсловенските просветители
August 2, 2023 Day of the RepublicДен на Републиката, Den na Republikata
September 8, 2023 Independence DayДен на независноста, Den na nezavisnosta
October 11, 2023 Revolution DayДен на востанието, Den na vostanieto
October 23, 2023 Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary StruggleДен на македонската револуционерна борба,Den na makedonskata revolucionarna borba
December 8, 2023 Saint Clement of Ohrid DayСв. Климент Охридски, Sv. Kliment Ohridski


What hotel chains are present in North Macedonia?

There are Mariott hotels in Skopje.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in North Macedonia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in North Macedonia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in North Macedonia.

There are no Radisson hotels in North Macedonia.

The Accor hotel chain operates in North Macedonia.

What fast food chains are present in North Macedonia?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in North Macedonia.

The KFC chain does not operate in North Macedonia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in North Macedonia.

The Subway chain does not operate in North Macedonia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in North Macedonia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in North Macedonia.


What is the weather like in Skopje?

Today the sun in Skopje, rises at 5:01 AM and sets at 8:01 PM. The climate of Skopje may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30Rain showersLow: 11.4°C (52.52°F)High: 25.7°C (78.26°F)
FridayMay 31RainLow: 13.3°C (55.94°F)High: 25.1°C (77.18°F)
SaturdayJun 1OvercastLow: 14.7°C (58.46°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)
SundayJun 2OvercastLow: 14.9°C (58.82°F)High: 30.4°C (86.72°F)
MondayJun 3OvercastLow: 17.3°C (63.14°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
TuesdayJun 4OvercastLow: 16.8°C (62.24°F)High: 30.1°C (86.18°F)

Weather data for Skopje (capital city) by


Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in North Macedonia.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in North Macedonia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.9, North Macedonia is placed 95th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In North Macedonia traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  239.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2014.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 5.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in North Macedonia

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

Passengers under the age of 18 will not be exempt from paying import duties on tobacco goods, alcohol, or alcoholic drinks.

Alcohol allowance

  • 1L of distilled alcoholic and spirituous beverages with alcohol percentage over 22% or 2L of distilled alcoholic and spirituous beverages and aperitifs of wine or alcohol base, the alcohol percentage of which does not exceed 22%
  • and 2L of wine

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes,
  • or 100 cigarillos (cigarettes with maximum weight of 3 grams per item),
  • or 50 cigars,
  • or 250 grams of smoking tobacco,
  • or equivalent amount of different tobacco products.


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