Kosovo - At a glance


Kosovo flag by Daniel Sevcik

The flag of Kosovo © Daniel Sevcik

Kosovo at a glance

Area 10,908km²

Highest point Gjeravica 2,656m

Population 1.9 million (2016 estimate) 

Population density 200 per km2

Percentage of population under 27 70%

Ethnicities Albanian 88%, Serb 7% and 5% other (including Bosniaks, Turks, Roma, Ashkali, Gorani)

Religions Approximately 90% Muslim, 7% Serb Orthodox, Catholic 3%

Capital city Prishtina

Population of capital city 200,000 (2016 estimate)

Other major cities Peja, Prizren, Gjakova, Gjilan, Mitrovica, Ferizaj

Official languages Albanian, Serbian and, in the Prizren area, Turkish

Currency Euro; Serbian dinar also used in some areas. (For up-to-date rates, visit the XE website.)

Electricity 220V (but fluctuates)

Time GMT/BST+1

Natural resources Zinc, lead, silver, copper, lignite, kaolin, marble, chrome, magnesite, nickel and other ores

International telephone code transitioning to +383 for land lines and mobiles, though previously +381 for landlines, +377 (Vala) mobile, +386 (IPKO) mobile, and +381 (Serbian mobile).

Head of state President

Municipalities 38

Flag Royal blue with country outline topped by six yellow stars that represent the country’s major ethnic groups

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