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Republic of Kosovo
Republika e Kosovės
Republika Kosovo
   Kosovo declared itself independent in February 2008, but without Serbia's consent; it is recognized internationally by over a hundred nations. The territory is almost completely mountainous, Kosovo is in fact crossed by the mountain ranges of this area of south-eastern Europe; this young country is among the poorest on the continent, with the recent war that has worsened the situation.
Government type Parliamentary republic
Area 10,905 km² (4,210 sq mi)
Population 1,740,000 inh. (2011 census)
Population 1,809,000 inh. (2021 est.)
Population density 166 inh/km² (430 inh/mi²)
Capital Pristina (145,000 pop.)
Currency Euro
Languages Albanian, Serbian (both official)
Life expectancy M 70 years, F 74 years
Location in Europe

Boundaries:

Albania SOUTH-WEST
Montenegro WEST
Serbia NORTH and EAST
North Macedonia SOUTH

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF KOSOVO


Largest cities
Pristina 145,000 pop.
Prizren 85,100 pop.
Highest mountains
Gjeravica 2,656 m (8,714 ft)
Bistra 2,640 m (8,661 ft)
Longest rivers
White Drin 175 km (109 mi) total, 112 km (70 mi) in Kosovo
Sitnica 110 km (68 mi)
Largest lakes
Gazivodė (artificial) 11.9 km² (4.6 sq mi) total, 9.1 km² (3.5 sq mi) in Kosovo
Radoniq 6 km² (2.3 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF KOSOVO

   At the administrative level, Kosovo is divided into 38 municipalities; 13 of these exceed 10,000 inhabitants, but only the capital has more than 100,000 people.




Pristina