WHERE IS KOSOVO LOCATED
Country’s official name: Republic of Kosovo
Total area: 10,908 km²
Population: 1, 8 million
Capital City: Prishtina (population 200,000)
Geographical location: Kosovo is located in the centre of the Balkans, bordered by Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
· 90 % Albanians,
· 5 % Serbs
· 2 % Bosnians and Gorani
· 2 % Roma and 1 % Turks
· 42 % urban,
· 58 % rural
Diaspora: over 800,000 inhabitants live abroad
Languages: Albanian and Serbian are the official languages, while English is widely spoken. German is also spoken to an extent.
Currency: Euro (€)
GDP (2015): Approximately increased for 4.1% Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics
GDP per capita (2015): 3,277.00 EURO Source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics
Budget: In 2016 1.684 billion €
Communication: Kosovo has a well-developed telecommunication system.
There are more than 328 payphones placed in public places and inside post offices. Vala, IPKO, D3 and Z-Mobile are GSM service providers in Kosovo and roaming services are provided by most of international telephone service providers. If you are to stay longer in Kosovo, we recommend you buy a prepaid local phone number.
About 74% of households are covered by internet network.
Source: Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications
Time Zone: Central Europe Time (GMT+1)