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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Macedonia. Car rental in Macedonia includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Introduction
Macedonia, a southeast European country, is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. It declared its independence in 1991. This landlocked country is bordered by Albania  to the west, Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, and Greece to the south. Its total area is 9,928 square miles (25,713 sq km).

Population and language
An estimated 2 million people live in Macedonia. The largest ethnic group are Macedonians (approx. 64%), followed by Albanians (approx. 25%), particularly in the northwestern part of the country. It is estimated that 4% of the population is Turkish, 3% Rome (Gypsy), and 2% Serb. Macedonian, the official language, is similar to Bulgarian and shares some similarities with Serbian. Albanian is also spoken by many residents. Most of the country's residents are Muslim or Eastern Orthodox Christian.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The capital is Skopje, with approximately 507,000 residents. This makes it by far the largest city in Macedonia. With a history stretching back more than 2,500 years, this welcoming city has been changed by a wide variety of cultures, today evidenced by the city's varied architecture, ranging from Roman to Byzantine, from Ottoman to Yugoslav. In addition to its beautiful historical attractions, Skopje offers an abundance of modern amenities. The next largest city, Bitola, has just 75,000 residents. It is known as a grand old town, fun for tourists to explore. Ohrid, a sublime lakeside town, offers ancient ruins from the earlier kingdoms inhabiting Macedonia, making it a popular tourist destination.

The country is better known for its beautiful scenery than for its bustling cities. The rugged terrain is formed by the many rivers and mountains throughout the country. It has more than 50 lakes and 15 mountains. The scenic mountains are located in two ranges: the Sar mountains and the Osogovo–Belasica or Rhodope range. There are three large lakes (Lake Ohrid, Lake Prespa and Lake Dojran) along the southern border, and three national parks in the country: Mavrovo, Galicica, and Pelister. There are 9 spa towns or resorts (known as banja) located throughout Macedonia.

Climate
The climate of Macedonia ranges from continental to Mediterranean. Summers are dry and hot, while winters are moderately cold. Average annual precipitation varies from 66.9 inches (170cm) in the western mountains to 19.7 inches (50cm) to the east. The mountainous regions are known for long, snowy winters and short, cool summers. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean regions see summer temperatures exceeding 104°F (40°C).

Economy
Macedonia has undergone considerable economic reform since gaining its independence from Yugoslavia. Nevertheless, the unemployment rate remains high, and the country still has one of the lowest per-capita GDPs in Europe. GDP is estimated at $21.6 billion USD, through Macedonia has a large informal sector and gray market that is not reflected in this number. Yearly exports are valued at $4.4 billion USD, while imports are valued at $6.8 billion USD. Important industries include services, agriculture (particularly wine and vegetables), textiles, iron, and steel.

Transportation
There are international airports in Skopje and Ohrid. An international train connects Macedonia with Slovenia and Greece; a number of bus lines also connect Macedonia with neighboring countries. Public buses within Macedonia tend to be loud and not very pleasant, and have long been the subject of urban legends and jokes. Traveling via car hire is a more comfortable experience, and more convenient particularly for tourists wishing to explore the varied terrain of the countryside. The international highway E-75 runs north-south through the country, and is the most common route for traversing the country.

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