Facts about Kosovo
Official languages: Albanian, Serbian
Area: no information
Population: 1.8 million residents
Population density: no information
ISO codes: XK, XKX
The telephone code for Kosovo is +
Flag of Kosovo
The flag of Kosovo is composed of a blue leaf and a yellow silhouette of the country’s map in the center of the flag. The use of a map as a flag motif is unique in the world, apart from Kosovo, only the flag of Cyprus boasts a similar theme. Above the map there are six white stars, each of which represents one of the ethnic groups living on the territory of Kosovo – Albanians, Serbs, Turks, Gorans, Roma and Bosniaks. The flag was officially adopted on February 17, 2008, the day Kosovo’s independence was declared. The flag was selected in a public competition organized by the United Nations in cooperation with the Transitional Government and is designed by Muhamar Ibrahimi. Before the declaration of independence, the UN flag was temporarily used.
According to Abbreviation Finder, Pristina is the capital city of Kosovo.
Kosovo is a landlocked nation located in the central Balkan Peninsula, with a population of over 1.8 million people. Its capital city is Pristina which is the largest city in Kosovo and home to more than 500,000 people. The city is known for its vibrant culture, stunning architecture and rich history making it a popular destination for tourists.
Other major cities in Kosovo include Peja located near the Rugova Mountains and known as ‘the City of Roses’; Gjakova located near the Sharr Mountains and known as ‘the City of Lights’; or Prizren located on the central side of Kosovo and known as ‘the City of Bridges’.
Kosovo also contains some smaller cities such as Ferizaj located near Lake Batllava and home to many churches; Mitrovica located near Mount Golesh and home to many museums; or Gjilan located on the south-central side of Kosovo and known for its wine production.
Throughout Kosovo there are plenty of attractions to explore including mosques, churches, museums, national parks, beaches and monuments. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as skiing or exploring caves or take part in water sports on Lake Badovac.