Definitions for macedoniaˌmæs ɪˈdoʊ ni ə, -ˈdoʊn yə; ˈmæs ɪˌdɒn
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landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
Macedon, Macedonia, Makedonija(noun)
the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
The modern republic of Macedonia, population 2,033,964, which was formerly one of the constituent republics of Yugoslavia. It became independent on November 17, 1991, after a referendum held on September 9, 1991. Its capital city is Skopje. The currency is the Denar. The ethnic composition is approximately 65% Macedonians, 21.73% Albanians, 3.79 Turks, 2.56% Romanians, 2.10% Serbs, and 0.38% Vlachs. Its language is Macedonian, which uses the Cyrillic alphabet. Its second largest city is Bitola (pop. 84,002).
A region in northern Greece with its capital at Thessalonica.
An ancient Greek kingdom north of Thessaly, usually termed Macedon in English.
The territory of the ancient kingdom, comprising of the Greek city of Thessaloniki and its surroundings.
Republic of Macedonia, country in Europe. Provisionally designated by the UN and others as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The largest and second most populous region of Greece, comprising the regions of West Macedonia, Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace.
The part of the region in south-western Bulgaria.
The whole region including parts of SW Bulgaria, north Greece and south former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Origin: From Μακεδονία, from μακεδονία, from μακεδνός.
Macedonia is a geographical and historical region of the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. Its boundaries have changed considerably over time, but nowadays the region is considered to include parts of five Balkan countries: Greece, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia. It covers approximately 67,000 square kilometres and has a population of 4.76 million. Its oldest known settlements date back approximately 9,000 years. From the middle of the 4th century BC, the Kingdom of Macedon became the dominant power in Greece and the neighbouring regions; since then Macedonia has had a diverse history.
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an ancient kingdom lying between Thrace and Illyria, the Balkans and the Ægean; mostly mountainous, but with some fertile plains; watered by the Strymon, Axius, and Heliacmon Rivers; was noted for its gold and silver, its oil and wine. Founded seven centuries B.C., the monarchy was raised to dignity and power by Archelaus in the 5th century. Philip II. (359 B.C.) established it yet more firmly; and his son, Alexander the Great, extended its sway over half the world. His empire broke up after his death, and the Romans conquered it in 168 B.C. Ægæ and Pella were its ancient capitals, Philippi, Thessalonica, and Amphipolis among its towns. After many vicissitudes during the Middle Ages it is now a province of Turkey.
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