General information

Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia is an important, strategic center in the Balkan peninsula linking the east to the west, and the north with the south. It is the seat of the Macedonian Government and Parliament.

The Republic of Macedonia, together with the broader region, is a colorful mix of peoples, cultures and a ton of history which makes for a unique experience

Skopje is situated in the Skopje Valley along the Vardar River, the biggest river in Macedonia, at 240 m above sea level. The city is surrounded by several mountain ranges: Skopska Crna Gora (lit.trans. Skopje’s Black Mountain) to the north, Vodno and Jakupica to the south. The river divides the city into a southern and a northern part. Skopje covers an area of 1818km2, 35 km along the Vardar River and about 20 km going from south to north. Skopje and its surroundings has a population of 700,000 inhabitants, which is about one third of the total population of Macedonia. Being the capital, Skopje has an exciting nightlife and is home to many bars, restaurants, casinos, and cafes, offering people various entertainment options and catering to every taste. If you are one of those, who like to have more excitement and decide to visit one of the many casinos, make sure to familiarize yourself with the games you will play beforehand. Perhaps, roulette is the game of your choice, and of that is so the establishment can offer you dozens of bonuses you can redeem to play and practice for free.

Skopje is thousands of years old and bears the burden of a turbulent history. At the same time it is a modern capital that offers rich cultural and natural attractions and an outstanding experience of a typical Balkan life. The modern vibe of the city can be also felt with the numerous glittering casinos where gambling enthusiasts from the city and the rest of the country gather to enjoy their favorite games for lucrative prizes. For those who don’t have an opportunity to come and play in person, the city hosts an online casino network constituted of renowned international sites, such as Kings Chance Casino, for example. For a direct access to this establishment, go here.

General Facts

Time Zone

Central European time (GMT + 1)

Languages and Demographics

The official language is Macedonian and the official alphabet is Cyrillic. Other minority languages (Albanian, Turkish, Romani, Aromanian, Serbian, Bosnian) are co-official with Macedonian in municipalities where they are spoken by at least 20% of the population. The ethnic distribution of the population is:

  • 67% Macedonians
  • 23% Albanians  (mostly situated in the western part of Macedonia)
  • 5% Turks
  • 3% Roma
  • 2% Serbs, Bosniaks, Aromanians, others


  • 68% Orthodox Christianity
  • 30% Muslim
  • 2% other religious communities


The climate is modified continental with mediterranean influences in certain areas

Average Temperature


Electric current in Macedonia

220 volts, 50 hertz


The official currency is the Macedonian denar
1 euro = 61.50 denars

Holidays in the Republic of Macedonia

  • 1st and 2nd January – New Year’s Holiday
  • 7th January – Christmas
  • 1st and 2nd May – International Labor Day
  • 24th May – St. Cyril and Methodius’ Day
  • 2nd August – Ilinden – St. Elijah Day
  • 8th September – Independence Day
  • 11th October – Day of the Uprising of the Macedonian People
  • 23rd October – Day of the Macedonian Revolution
  • 8th December – St. Clement of Ohrid