Pray for: North Macedonia

Flag for North Macedonia

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Skopje
Population: 2,082,662
% Urban: 58.8 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 16.4 %
Official Language: Macedonian, one of the southern Slavic languages
Languages: 10
Literacy Rate: 97 %
HDI Ranking: 82 / 189
% Christian: 65.5 %
% Evangelical: 0.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 65.5 %
People Groups: 23
Least Reached People Groups: 9
% Unevangelized: 15 %

North Macedonia

Title: North Macedonia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Ethnic divisions dominate politics and society. The large Albanian population feels more connected with Albania and Kosovo than with other groups in North Macedonia. Nearby Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia each have plans for North Macedonia. Economic struggles lead many to leave the country, or to migrate to cities. Many of the 2,000 villages have disappeared. Pray for wisdom for the government, and pray that divided communities might find ways to build their nation together.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.