Republic of Kosovo is located in the southeast of the European Continent, with a population of 1,847,708, making it the
150th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Pristina with a total population of 465,186. The country
encompasses 10,887 square kilometers making it the 169th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Serbia,
Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro.
President Atifete Jahjaga is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through election by the Kosovo
Assembly and holds that position for five years. Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is recognized as the Head of Government
and, along with First Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli and Deputy Prime Ministers Mimoza Kusari, Slobodan Petrovic
and Edita Tahiri, achieves that status through election by the Kosovo Assembly and holds that position. Its form of
government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 17th of February 2008.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Albanian, Serbian, Bosniak, Turkish, and Roma. It counts among its
major religions Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, and Roman Catholic. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 5 FM, 0
Short Wave and 1 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Gjeravica/Deravica, its highest point at 2,562 meters and the Drini i Bardhe/Beli Drim, its
lowest point at 280 meters. Its principal waterway is South Gjeravica/Deravica which measures 2,562 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are mineral mining, construction materials,
base metals, leather, machinery, and appliances. Its official currency is Euro.
Here’s something you may not know about Kosovo. Kosovo is the newest republic achieving internationally recognized
independence from Serbia on 17th of February 2008.
|Junik mountains on
the Albanian border
|Near Bujanovac on
Serbia's border in
Updated 03 April 2013
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
Kosovo town on the
town on the
|Kosovo Bosniak girls in
largest city and capital
|Rugova Gorge near
Peja- the westernmost
point of Kosovo on the
border with Montenegro
a Kosovar dish of pork
with tomato and onion
|One of countless
|Drini i Bardhe/Beli Drim-
Kosovo's lowest point
on the Albanian border
Kosovo's highest point on
the border with Albania
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