Socialist Republic of Macedonia

the official name of the North Macedonian state within federated Yugoslavia during the period of 1963-1991.

The Socialist Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Социјалистичка Република Македонија, romanized: Socijalistička Republika Makedonija), was one of the six constituent republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and a nation state of the Macedonians.[3][4][5]

Democratic Federal Macedonia (1944–1946)
Демократска Федерална Македонија
Demokratska Federalna Makedonija
People's Republic of Macedonia (1946–1963)
Народна Република Македонија
Narodna Republika Makedonija
Socialist Republic of Macedonia (1963–1991)
Социјалистичка Република Македонија
Socijalistička Republika Makedonija
Republic of Macedonia (1991)
Република Македонија
Republika Makedonija
Macedonia within Yugoslavia
Macedonia within Yugoslavia
StatusConstituent republic of Yugoslavia
Common languagesMacedonian
Secular state (de jure)
State atheism (de facto)[1][2]
Titoist one-party socialist republic
Parliamentary republic
Historical eraCold War
2 August 1944
8 May 1945
• Independence declared by referendum
8 September 1991
CurrencyBulgarian lev (1944–1945)
Yugoslav dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Bulgaria
Albanian Kingdom (1943–44)
Republic of Macedonia
Today part ofNorth Macedonia


  1. Kideckel, David; Halpern, Joel (2000). Neighbors at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture, and History. p. 165. ISBN 9780271044354.
  2. Avramović, Sima (2007). "Understanding Secularism in a Post-Communist State: Case of Serbia" (PDF).
  3. Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, 1974 – Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia (in Macedonian)
  4. Устав Федеративне Народне Републике Југославије (1946),, retrieved on 19 October 2007. (in Serbo-Croatian)
  5. Устав Социјалистичке Федеративне Републике Југославије (1963),, retrieved on 19 October 2007. (in Serbo-Croatian)