06 October 2017

#1406 Macedonia

Macedonia (MacedonianМакедонијаtransliteratedMakedonija), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Република Македонија, transliterated: Republika Makedonija [rɛˈpublika makɛˈdɔnija]), is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It became a member of the United Nations in 1993 but, as a result of a dispute with Greece over its name, it was admitted under the provisional reference of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, sometimes abbreviated as FYROM.

About some facts written on the postcard:

Simon Trpcheski (Simon Trpčeski)OMM (MacedonianСимон Трпчески) (born September 18, 1979, in SkopjeMacedonia), is a Macedonian classical pianist.

Pero Antić (MacedonianПеро Антиќ; born July 29, 1982) is a Macedonian professional basketball player for Crvena zvezda of the ABA League and EuroLeague. He was also a member and captain of the Macedonian national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), he primarily plays the power forward position, although he can also play at the center position.

Georgi Nikolov Delchev (Bulgarian: Георги Николов Делчев, known as Gotse Delchev, also spelled Goce Delčev, Cyrillic: Гоце Делчев, originally spelled in older Bulgarian orthography: Гоце Дѣлчевъ; (February 4, 1872 – May 4, 1903) was an important revolutionary figure in Ottoman-ruled Macedonia and Thrace at the turn of the 20th century. He was the most prominent leader of what is known today as Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO), a paramilitary organization active in Ottoman territories in the Balkans, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

The Manaki brothersYanaki and Milton were photography and cinema pioneers who brought the first film camera and created the first motion pictures on the Balkan Peninsula and in the Ottoman Empire. Their work was done in the city of Manastir (modern Bitola, Republic of Macedonia), an economic and cultural center of Ottoman Rumelia. They started their film career with a 60-second documentary of their grandmother spinning and weaving entitled The Weavers; this is regarded as the first motion picture shot in the Balkans. The Manaki brothers did their work with a 35 mm Urban Bioscope camera that Yanaki Manaki imported from London.

Kokino (MacedonianКокино) is a Bronze Age archaeological site in the Republic of Macedonia, approximately 30 km from the town of Kumanovo, and about 6 km from the Serbian border, in the Staro Nagoričane municipality. It is situated between about 1010 and 1030 m above sea level on the Tatićev Kamen (Татиќев камен) summit and covers an area of about 90 by 50 meters, overlooking the eponymous hamlet of Kokino.

Lake Ohrid (MacedonianОхридско Езеро Ohridsko EzeroAlbanianLiqeni i OhritLiqeni i Pogradecit) straddles the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 and when, in 2010, NASA decided to name one of Titan's lakes after Lake Ohrid. In 2014, the Ohrid-Prespa Transboundary Reserve between Albania and Macedonia was added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The towns situated at the lakeside are Pogradec in Albania, along with Ohrid and Struga in Macedonia. The lake is otherwise densely surrounded by settlements in the form of villages and resorts in both basin countries.

Thank you, Beatka !

Sent on: September 7, 2017
Received on: September 21, 2017

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