Official nameRepublic of Kosovo
Name in local languageRepublika e Kosovës (sq) ; Republika Kosovo (sr)
SubcontinentEurope (outside the European Union)
Population (ranking: 157e)1,768,673 inhabitants (2021)
Population growth-0.76 % / year
Area10,905 km²
Density162.19 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 156e)7.926 billions $USD (2019)
GDP/capita (ranking)4,418 $USD (2019)
GDP growth4.20 % / year (2019)
Life expectancy (ranking)71.10 years (2014)
Birth rate12.20 ‰ (2019)
Fertility rate2.06 children / woman (2016)
Death rate (ranking)5.30 ‰ (2019)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)8.70 ‰ (2019)
Literacy rate94.30 % (2011)
Official languagesAlbanian, Serbian
CurrencyEuro (€ EUR)
HDI (ranking: 98e)0.787 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of StatePresident Vjosa Osmani (interim)
National Day17 February (independence of 2008)
Tourists (ranking)86,032 people (2017)
Kosovo – petite

Kosovo is a republic located in South-Eastern Europe, in the Balkans. It is a landlocked country. It is surrounded by Serbia to the north and east, from North Macedonia to the southeast, from Albania to the southwest, and from Montenegro to the west.

Pristina, capitale du Kosovo
Pristina, capitale of Kosovo
Pristina, capitale du Kosovo
Pristina, capitale of Kosovo. Photo: Arben Llapashtica
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Urban areas (2018)
Urban areasPopulation
Pristina504,165 inhabitants
Prizren191,565 inhabitants
Ferizaj103,003 inhabitants
Pec99,568 inhabitants
Gjakova95,340 inhabitants
Mitrovica88,933 inhabitants
Podujevo83,445 inhabitants
Gjilan80,162 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Ferizaj (Uroševac)186,252 inhabitants1,021 km²
Gjakovë (Đakovica)200,956 inhabitants1,235 km²
Gjilan (Gnjilane)176,700 inhabitants1,209 km²
Mitrovica (Mitrovicë, Kosovska Mitrovica)231,548 inhabitants2,051 km²
Pejë (Peć)177,266 inhabitants1,366 km²
Pristina (Prishtinë, Priština)489,846 inhabitants2,285 km²
Prizren342,376 inhabitants1,739 km²
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See also