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Capital: Pristina


Total Population: 406,452,690
Natural Increase: 2.0%
Density: 30 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 58.1%
Ethnic Origins: Kosovar Albanians represent about 85% of the population, ethnic Serbs around 10% (mostly in the north of the country), and people of other ethnic backgrounds (Bosniak, Gorani, Roma, Turk, Ashkali, Egyptian) about 5%.
Official Language: Albanian and Serbian
Other Languages Spoken: Bosniak, Turkish, Roma
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim (88%), Serbian Orthodox (7%), other beliefs (5%).
Literacy Rate: 94.0%
National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 13,152,650 km²
Type of State: Republic
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
Economy based on money sent home by migrants and international aid.


Telephone Code:
To call from Kosovo, dial 99
To call Kosovo, dial +381 or +377 (subject to change rapidly)
Internet Suffix: .rs (subject to change rapidly)

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2005200620072008
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,1571,3061,5761,928
Exports of Goods (million USD) 56111165198
Imports of Services (million USD) 254251305417
Exports of Services (million USD) 198219263333

Source: World Bank ; WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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