North Macedonia is a country at the heart of the Balkans, with rich archeology, art and culture. Its terrain is characterized with massive mountains, intersected with wide valleys and lowlands. The capital is Skopje.
The country has an area of 25,713 km². It is bounded on the north by Serbia, on the east by Bulgaria, on the south by Greece and on the west by Albania. Its terrain is punctuated by deep valleys and rugged mountains and hills. Many of the mountain ranges rise to heights of 2,100 to 2,700 m. The Rhodope Mountains dominate the republic’s eastern half. Mount Korab, on the Albanian border, is the highest point in the republic at 2,764 m. The Babuna Mountains are in the center of the country. They separate the fertile Bitola Plain in the south from the Skopje Plain in the north and the fertile steppe of the southeast.
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