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Kosovo

Official English Name: Republic of Kosovo

Official Local Name(s): Republika e Kosovës (Albanian), check ????????? ?????? (Serbian)

Common English Name: Kosovo

Capital: Pristina

REGION
Southeastern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Serbia (Northeast)
Macedonia (Southeast)
Albania (Southwest)
Montenegro (Northwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
10, sick 887 km2 (100% land, pharm 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Nickel
Lead
Zinc
Magnesium
Lignite
Kaolin
Chrome
Bauxite
DEMONYM
Kosovan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS1
Albanian (92.9%)
Bosniak (1.6%)
Serbian (1.5%)
Turkish (1.1%)
Ashkali (0.9%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Albanian
Serbian
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Bosnian
Turkish
Romani
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (95.6%)
Roman Catholic (2.2%)
Orthodox Christian (1.5%)
POPULATION
1,883,018
LARGEST CITY
Pristina (145,149)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federal Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Hashim Thaçi
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Isa Mustafa
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
38 Municipalities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
17 February 2008 (from Serbia)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Six, five-pointed, white stars
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Europe
GDP PER CAPITA
$3,400 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = €0.92
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+381

Kosovo has a very rich wine culture.

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.