Official English Name: Republic of Kosovo
Official Local Name(s): Republika e Kosovës (Albanian)
Република Косово (Serbian)
Common English Name: Kosovo
Capital: Pristina

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Official Language(s)

Albanian, Serbian
Secondary Languages: Bosnian, Turkish, Romani

Resources

Nickel, Lead, Zinc, Magnesium, Lignite, Kaolin, Chrome, Bauxite

Neighbors

Serbia (Northeast), North Macedonia (Southeast), Albania (Southwest), Montenegro (Northwest)

Ethnic groups

Albanian (92.9%), Bosniak (1.6%), Serbian (1.5%), Turkish (1.1%), Ashkali (0.9%)

People

Est. Population:

1,883,018

Demonym:

Kosovan

Religions:

Muslim (95.6%)
Roman Catholic (2.2%)
Orthodox Christian (1.5%)

Largest City:

Pristina (145,149)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

10,887 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

702 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Mediterranean
Influenced heavily by continental winds

Terrain:

Flat basin surrounded by mountains

Highest Point

Gjeravica (2,656 m)

Lowest Point

Drini i Bardhe (297 m)

Government

Type:

Federal Republic

Heads of State:

President Hashim Thaçi

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj

Admin. Divisions

38 Municipalities

Independence:

17 February 2008 (from Serbia)

Nat'l Symbol:

Six, five-pointed, white stars

Nat'l Anthem:

Europe

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$3,400 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Telephone Code

+381

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Cultural Notes

Kosovo has a very rich wine culture.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kv.html (Majority of information)
http://www.mfed.gov.ki/sites/default/files/Census-Report-2010-Volume-1_3.pdf (All population data except current population)
http://pop-stat.mashke.org/kosovo-census-ks.htm (City population data)
http://data.worldbank.org/country/kosovo (GDP per capita data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 10 November 2016
1These estimates may under-represent Serb, Roma, and some other ethnic minorities because they are based on the 2011 Kosovo national census, which excluded northern Kosovo (a largely Serb-inhabited region) and was partially boycotted by Serb and Roma communities in southern Kosovo.