Islam in the Republic of Macedonia


Islam in the Republic of Macedonia

Muslims in the Republic of Macedonia form 33% of the Republic of Macedonia's total population [cite web
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] . It has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe by percentage after Kosovo (90%) [cite web
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] , Albania (70%) [cite web
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] [cite web
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] [cite web
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] , and Bosnia-Herzegovina (47%) [cite web
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] [cite web
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] . Some northwestern and western regions of the country have Muslim majorities. With the exception of the Macedonian Muslims, many 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 the major cities. The Macedonian Muslims can be found in Western Macedonia in the Centar Zupa, Debar, Struga and Plasnica areas.

*Muslim Albanians (24.6%)
*Macedonian Muslims (2-4%)
*Muslim Turks (2.3%)
*Muslim Egyptians (Gypsies) and other Muslim Roma (1.9%) [ [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mk.html#People CIA - The World factbook -- Macedonia] ]

ee also

* Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia
* Turks in the Republic of Macedonia
* Macedonian Muslims

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