By Worldbulletin staff
There will be 2,037,000 people in Macedonia by 2015, 2 million by 2025 and only 1,746,000 by 2050, shows an analysis drawn up using the UN method of population projection, Focus News Agency reported.
The analysis says the most densely populated region is Skopje – 326 people per square meter, while the most sparsely populated one is Eastern Macedonia – 48.3 people per square meter, the report said.
Gov't to stimulate demographic development
However, the Macedonian government is drafting a strategy to stimulate the country's demographic development for the period 2008 – 2015, said government spokesperson Ivica Bocevski.
Some of the measures for birth stimulation include preferential tax level for children's clothes and pensions for mothers of four.
"The objective of the demographic policy is to establish stabile population growth and to increase birth rate," Bocevski added.