Quick Facts

  • Formerly known as the Republic of Kosovo
  • Gained independence from Serbia February 17, 2008
  • Location:  Southeast Europe between Serbia and Macdeonia
  • Area:  4212 sq. miles – slightly larger than the state of Delaware
  • Population – 1,847,708
  • Capital – Pristina
  • Climate:  continental with warm summers and cold snowy winters
  • Terrain:  flat fluvial basin with an elevation of 400-700 m. above sea level surrounded by high mountain ranges of 2,000-3,000 feet
  • Nationality:  Kosovar (Albanians)  Kosovac (Servians)
  • Ethnic groups:  Albanians 92%, others
  • Official language – Albanian  and Serbian
  • Religions:  Muslim, Serbian Orthodox and Roman Catholic
  • Literacy rate – 91.9% age 15 and over can read and write
  • Economy – market based system highly dependent at present on international community.  Citizens are the poorest in Europe.  Unemployment around 45%.  A limited and unreliable electricity supply due to technical and financial problems is a major impediment to economic development
  • Euro is the official currency
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com


Government in Power

President – Atifete Jahjaga

Prime minister – Hashim Thaci

Healthcare Statistics

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