According to the CIA: Macedonia has 2.1m people – 450,000 who have left


CIA data states that our country currently has a total population of 2.118.946 million, according to Nova Makedonija.

The Balkan countries, with the exception of Slovenia, are facing a negative trend of decreasing their population and migration. These are the worrying data published on the Website of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a survey dubbed The World Factbook.

Demographer and former director of the State Statistical Office, Donco Gerasimovski, says such worrying data published in the World Factbook survey corresponds to similar analyzes previously conducted by the World Bank, the United Nations, and many other international organizations and non-governmental and governmental institutions.

What was omitted from the report is that over 450,000 citizens have left Macedonia permanently, however by default are still counted as part of the population.