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Muslims in the Republic of Macedonia form roughly 30% of the nation's total population[1]. It has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe by percentage after Kosovo (90%)[2], Albania (70%)[3][4][5], and Bosnia-Herzegovina (47%)[6][7][8]. Some northwestern and western regions of the country have Muslim majorities. With the exception of the few Macedonian Muslims, almost all of the Muslims in the country are Albanian, Turkish or Roma.

Population

According to the 2002 census, there are about 600,000 Muslim in Macedonia. The Albanian Muslims live mostly in the Polog and western regions of the country. The Turkish population is scattered throughout the country, but mostly in major cities. Macedonian Muslims can be found in Western Macedonia in the Centar Zupa, Debar, Struga and Plasnica areas.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Republic of Macedonia". International Religious Freedom Report 2006. United States Department of State. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71394.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  
  2. ^ "Kosovo". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2008-07-24. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kv.html#People. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  
  3. ^ "Albania". International Religious Freedom Report 2006. United States Department of State. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71364.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-27.  
  4. ^ "Instantanés d’Albaníe, un autre regard sur les Balkans". Etudiants en Tourisme et Actions Patrimoniales. 2004. http://www.membres.lycos.fr/instantanesdalbanie/image/dossierdepresse.pdf. Retrieved 2008-07-27.  
  5. ^ "Albania". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2008-07-24. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/al.html. Retrieved 2008-07-27.  
  6. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina". International Religious Freedom Report 2006. United States Department of State. 2006-09-15. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71372.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-27.  
  7. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2008-07-24. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bk.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  8. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina". United States Department of State. May 2008. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2868.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-27.  
  9. ^ CIA - The World factbook -- Macedonia
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