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About Kosovo in detail
Where is Kosovo?
Kosovo, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 42 40 N 21 10 E otherwise in Europe, in Southeast Europe, between Serbia and Macedonia.
What is the capital of Kosovo?
The capital city of Kosovo is: Pristina.
What is the time in Pristina?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Pristina is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Kosovo?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Kosovo is: N/A
What is the size of Kosovo?
The territory of Kosovo is total: 10,887 sq km; land: 10,887 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Kosovo is slightly larger than Delaware.
If we would like to walk around and discover Kosovo, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 714 km.
What is the water coverage of Kosovo?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Kosovo is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Kosovo?
The climate of Kosovo is influenced by continental air masses resulting in relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns: Mediterranean and alpine influences create regional variation: maximum rainfall between October and December.
Geographical data of Kosovo
The elevation of Kosovo; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Drini i Bardhe/Beli Drim 297 m, highest point: Gjeravica/Deravica 2,656 m.
The typical geographical details of Kosovo include flat fluvial basin at an elevation of 400-700 m above sea level surrounded by several high mountain ranges with elevations of 2,000 to 2,500 m.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Kosovo is the 41-km long Nerodimka River divides into two branches each of which flows into a different sea: the northern branch flows into the Sitnica River, which via the Ibar, Morava, and Danube Rivers ultimately flows into the Black Sea; the southern branch flows via the Lepenac and Vardar Rivers into the Aegean Sea.
Resources and land use of Kosovo
The country’s main mined products are nickel, lead, zinc, magnesium, lignite, kaolin, chrome, bauxite. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 52.8%; arable land 27.4%; permanent crops 1.9%; permanent pasture 23.5%; forest: 41.7%; other: 5.5% (2001 estimate).
Population data of Kosovo
The number of inhabitants of Kosovo is 1,883,018 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that pockets of agglomeration exist throughout the country, the largest being in the east in and around the capital of Pristina.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: N/A.
Most of the population in Kosovo is concentrated in PRISTINA (capital) 207,062 (2014).
Ethnicity in Kosovo
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Albanians 92.9%, Bosniaks 1.6%, Serbs 1.5%, Turk 1.1%, Ashkali 0.9%, Egyptian 0.7%, Gorani 0.6%, Roma 0.5%, other/unspecified 0.2%note: these 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 (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Kosovo
The spoken languages in Kosovo are the following: Albanian (official language) 94.5%, Bosnian 1.7%, Serbian (official language) 1.6%, Turkish 1.1%, other 0.9% (includes Romani), unspecified 0.1%. Note: in municipalities where a community's mother tongue is not one of Kosovo's official language languages, the language of that community may be given official language status according to the 2006 Law on the Use of Languages (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Kosovo?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 95.6%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Orthodox 1.5%, other 0.07%, none 0.07%, unspecified 0.6% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Kosovo
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 25.39% (male 248,366 / female 229,732) 15-24 years: 17.38% (male 171,363 / female 155,928) 25-54 years: 42.43% (male 421,620 / female 377,362) 55-64 years: 7.65% (male 72,444 / female 71,659) 65 years and over: 7.15% (male 56,407 / female 78,137) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Kosovo is N/A.
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Kosovo the birth rate is N/A, the death rate N/A.
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Kosovo the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Kosovo, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Kosovo are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Kosovo
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Kosovo's economy has shown progress in transitioning to a market-based system and maintaining macroeconomic stability, but it is still highly dependent on the international community and the diaspora for financial and technical assistance. Remittances froKosovo's citizens are the poorest in Europe with a per capita GDP (PPP) of $8,000 in 2016. An unemployment rate of 31%, and a youth unemployment rate near 60%, in a country where the average age is 26, encourages emigration and fuels a significant informaMinerals and metals production - including lignite, lead, zinc, nickel, chrome, aluminum, magnesium, and a wide variety of construction materials - once the backbone of industry, has declined because of ageing equipment and insufficient investment. A limiIn June 2009, Kosovo joined the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and began servicing its share of the former Yugoslavia's debt. In order to help integrate Kosovo into regional economic structures, UNMIK signed (on behalf of Kosovo) its accessioKosovo experienced its first federal budget deficit in 2012, when government expenditures climbed sharply. In May 2014, the government introduced a 25% salary increase for public sector employees and an equal increase in certain social benefits. Central r.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Kosovo is $6.56 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Kosovo is 4.1% (2016 estimate) 4% (2015 estimate) 1.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Kosovo this is $10,000 (2016 estimate) $9,500 (2015 estimate) $9,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Kosovo produces?
The main agricultural products of Kosovo are wheat, corn, berries, potatoes, peppers, fruit; dairy, livestock; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are mineral mining, construction materials, base metals, leather, machinery, appliances, foodstuffs and beverages, textiles. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on mineral mining, construction materials, base metals, leather, machinery, appliances, foodstuffs and beverages, textiles.
Drinking water source in Kosovo
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water N/A.
Average number of childbirth in Kosovo
In Kosovo the average number of childbirth is N/A.
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Kosovo
The average age of the population is total: 28.7 years; male: 28.3 years, female: 29 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Kosovo it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Kosovo is N/A. It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Kosovo. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Kosovo a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Kosovo
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Kosovo density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Kosovo the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Kosovo the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Kosovo is N/A.
What are the natural hazards Kosovo? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Kosovo are N/A.
More interesting facts about Kosovo
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The central Balkans were part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires before ethnic Serbs migrated to the territories of modern Kosovo in the 7th century. During the medieval period, Kosovo became the center of a Serbian Empire and saw the construction of many important Serb religious sites, including many architecturally significant Serbian Orthodox monasteries. The defeat of Serbian forces at the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 led to five centuries of Ottoman rule during which large numbers of Turks and Albanians moved to Kosovo. By the end of the 19th century, Albanians replaced Serbs as the dominant ethnic group in Kosovo. Serbia reacquired control over the region from the Ottoman Empire during the First Balkan War of 1912. After World War II, Kosovo's present-day boundaries were established when Kosovo became an autonomous province of Serbia in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (S.F.R.Y.). Despite legislative concessions, Albanian nationalism increased in the 1980s, which led to riots and calls for Kosovo's independence. The Serbs - many of whom viewed Kosovo as their cultural heartland - instituted a new constitution in 1989 revoking Kosovo's autonomous status. Kosovo's Albanian leaders responded in 1991 by organizing a referendum declaring Kosovo independent. Serbia undertook repressive measures against the Kosovar Albanians in the 1990s, provoking a Kosovar Albanian insurgency.Beginning in 1998, Serbia conducted a brutal counterinsurgency campaign that resulted in massacres and massive expulsions of ethnic Albanians (some 800,000 ethnic Albanians were forced from their homes in Kosovo). After international attempts to mediate the conflict failed, a three-month NATO military operation against Serbia beginning in March 1999 forced the Serbs to agree to withdraw their military and police forces from Kosovo. UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) placed Kosovo under a transitional administration, the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), pending a determination of Kosovo's future status. A UN-led process began in late 2005 to determine Kosovo's final status. The 2006-07 negotiations ended without agreement between Belgrade and Pristina, though the UN issued a comprehensive report on Kosovo's final status that endorsed independence. On 17 February 2008, the Kosovo Assembly declared Kosovo independent. Since then, over 100 countries have recognized Kosovo, and it has joined numerous international organizations. In October 2008, Serbia sought an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality under international law of Kosovo's declaration of independence. The ICJ released the advisory opinion in July 2010 affirming that Kosovo's declaration of independence did not violate general principles of international law, UN Security Council Resolution 1244, or the Constitutive Framework. The opinion was closely tailored to Kosovo's unique history and circumstances.Serbia continues to reject Kosovo's independence, but the two countries reached an agreement to normalize their relations in April 2013 through EU-facilitated talks and are currently engaged in the implementation process. Kosovo seeks full integration into the international community, and has pursued bilateral recognitions and eventual membership in international organizations, such as the UN, EU, and NATO..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Kosovo: 17 February 2008 (from Serbia).
The flag and other symbols of Kosovo
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, centered on a dark blue field is the geographical shape of Kosovo in a gold color surmounted by six white, five-pointed stars arrayed in a slight arc; each star represents one of the major ethnic groups of Kosovo: Albanians, Serbs, Turks, Gorani, Roma, and Bosniaks.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Kosovo: six, five-pointed, white stars; national colors: blue, gold, white.
Constitution of Kosovo
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Kosovo?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Kosovo is civil law system; note- the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) retains limited executive powers related to the investigation of such issues as war crimes.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Kosovo, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Assembly or Kuvendi i Kosoves/Skupstina Kosova (120 seats; 100 members directly elected by proportional representation vote with 20 seats reserved for ethnic minorities - 10 for Serbs and 10 for other ethnic minorities; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 8 June 2014 (next expected to be held in 2018)election results: percent of vote by party/coalition - PDK/PD/LB/PSHDK/PK 30.4%, LDK 25.2%, VV 13.6%, AAK 9.5%, Serb List 5.2%, NISMA 5.2%, KDTP 1.0%, other 9.9%; seats by party/coalition - PDK/PD/LB/PSHDK/PK 37, LDK 30, VV 16, AAK 11, Serb List 9, NISMA 6, KDTP 2, VAKAT 2, other 7.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Kosovo
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Kosovo the labor force is 483,200 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Kosovo is total: N/A, male: N/A, female: N/A - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Kosovo is 35.3% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Kosovo, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: N/A.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Kosovo the GINI index is .30 (FY05/06).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Kosovo the people living under the poverty line is N/A.
About the budget and central governments debt of Kosovo
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Kosovo is; revenues: $1.396 billion, expenditures: $1.61 billion (2014 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.3% of GDP (2014 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Kosovo is N/A.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Kosovo
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.2% (2016 estimate), -0.5% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 12.8% (30 June 2013 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Kosovo
Kosovo, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Kosovo is: $349 million (2014 estimate), $408 million (2013 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: mining and processed metal products, scrap metals, leather products, machinery, appliances, prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, vegetable products, textiles and apparel.
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, livestock, wood, petroleum, chemicals, machinery, minerals, textiles, stone, ceramic and glass products, electrical equipment, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 11.9%, Macedonia 11.5%, Serbia 11.1%, Italy 8.5%, Turkey 9%, China 6.4%, Albania 4.4% (2012 estimate).
Renewable energies used in Kosovo
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Kosovo, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 2.9% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Kosovo, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Kosovo; N/A.
Transport infrastructure in Kosovo
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Kosovo: 6 (2013), and the number of heliports: 2 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Kosovo: total: 2,003 km, paved: 1,883 km (includes 38 km of expressways), unpaved: 120 km (2014).
The total length of the waterways in Kosovo: N/A.
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Facts about Kosovo
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Kosovo, conventional short form: Kosovo, local long form: Republika e Kosoves (Republika Kosovo), local short form: Kosova (Kosovo), etymology: name derives from the Serbian "kos" meaning "blackbird," an ellipsis (linguistic omission) for "kosove polje" or "field of the blackbirds".
|Abbrevation: Kosovo||Geographic coordinates:
42 35 N, 21 00 E
|Capital of Kosovo: Pristina||GPS of the Capital:
42 40 N 21 10 E
|Position: Southeast Europe, between Serbia and Macedonia|
|Land area: total: 10,887 sq km; land: 10,887 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: flat fluvial basin at an elevation of 400-700 m above sea level surrounded by several high mountain ranges with elevations of 2,000 to 2,500 m
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Delaware|
|Population: 1,883,018 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: N/A||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.08 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.08 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.12 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.72 male(s) / female, total population: 1.06 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $349 million (2014 estimate), $408 million (2013 estimate)||Imports: $2.687 billion (2014 estimate), $3.398 billion (2013 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 11.9%, Macedonia 11.5%, Serbia 11.1%, Italy 8.5%, Turkey 9%, China 6.4%, Albania 4.4% (2012 estimate)|
|Urbanization: N/A||Major urban area(s): PRISTINA (capital) 207,062 (2014)||Median age: total: 28.7 years; male: 28.3 years, female: 29 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: N/A||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 110,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2006)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 562,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 31 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 35.3% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Kosovar (Albanian), Kosovac (Serbian) adjective: Kosovar (Albanian), Kosovski (Serbian). Note: Kosovan, a neutral term, is sometimes also used as a noun or adjective||National holidays: Independence Day, 17 February (2008)|
|Life expectancy at birth: N/A||Total fertility rate: N/A||Birthrate: N/A|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 91.9%; male: 96.6%, female: 87.5% (2003 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system; note- the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) retains limited executive powers related to the investigation of such issues as war crimes||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: mineral mining, construction materials, base metals, leather, machinery, appliances, foodstuffs and beverages, textiles||Industrial production growth rate: N/A||GDP real growth rate: 4.1% (2016 estimate) 4% (2015 estimate) 1.2% (2014 estimate)|
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