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Key facts:

Official Name:

Republic of Kosovo

Independence:

Independence was declared by the Parliament ofKosovo on 17 February 2008

Population:

2,180,686 (estimate in 2010; no census since 1991. Source: national Statistical Office)

Capital:

Pristina (about 500,000. source: OSCE Mission in Kosovo)

Other important cities:

Prizren, Peja/Pec, Mitrovica

Area:

10,908 km2

Main religions:

Islam, Serb Orthodox, Catholicism

Languages:

Albanian, Serbian, Turkish, Romani

Main ethnic groups (estimates)

Albanians 92 percent, Serb 5,3 percent, others 2,7% (Turks, Bosniaks, Roma, Ashkali, Egyptians, Gorani)

Currency:

Euro

Another key fact: electricity problems make generators omnipresent in Kosovo
Another key fact: electricity problems make generators omnipresent in Kosovo

May 2008

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