Macedonie (region)

Macedonie (Listeni/mæsd[unsupported input]ni/) is a geografical an historical region o the Balkan Peninsula in Sootheast Europe. Its boondars hae chynged considerably ower time; housomeivver, it came tae be defined as the modren geografical region bi the mid 19t century. The day the region is considered tae include pairts o sax Balkan kintrass: Greece, North Macedonie, Bulgarie, Albanie, Serbie, an Kosovo.[a] It covers approximately 67,000 square kilometre (25,869 sq mi) an haes a population o 4.76 million.

Topografical map o the geografical region o Macedonie
Topografical map o the geografical region o Macedonie
• Total
67,000 km2 (26,000 sq mi)
• Estimate
ower 4,760,000

Its auldest kent dounsets date back approximately tae 7,000 BC. Frae the middle o the 4t century BC, the Kinrick o Macedon became the dominant pouer on the Balkan Peninsula; syne then Macedonie haes haed a diverse history.


a. ^ Kosovo is the subject o a territorial dispute atween the Republic o Serbie an the sel-proclaimed Republic o Kosovo. The latter declared unthirldom on 17 Februar 2008, but Serbie continues tae claim it as pairt o its awn sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence haes been recognised bi 103 oot o 193 Unitit Nations member states.


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Coordinates: 41°N 22°E / 41°N 22°E / 41; 22