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Kosovo

Description of Kosovo

Kosovo is a country situated in South-eastern Europe, the central of Balkan Peninsula. Kosovo, a poverty-stricken and landlocked country, has limited water resources, a variety of topographical features and ringed by mountains. It’s ranked 169 with a total of 10,887 km(square) area. The capital city of Korova is Pristina.

History

  • Kosovo became a sovereign province of Serbia after World War II.
  • In 1989, a new constitution instituted that revoked Kosovo’s status of the self-governing province of Serbia.
  • Formation of the Kosovo Liberation Army and launching an insurgency in early 1990’s.
  • 1996 – Albanese of the Kosovo established an army of Independence.
  • Kosovo War – In 1997, Serbia counterattacked with the military, police and paramilitary forces. In 1998-1999, the international community sent NATO troops to violence the Serbians to stop attacking Kosovo.
  • In 2005, a UN-led process began to resolve Kosovo’s final status, but in 2007 finished without agreement among Belgrade and Pristina.
  • Kosovo’s independence declared in 2008 in Kosovo assembly but still deliberately as its own Sovereign province of Kosovo and Metohija.

Kosovo Genocide: It was a part of Kosovo conflict (1998 – 99). Like in the propaganda war, it plays the same role as cruise missiles and cluster bombs in the air war destroying enough of Serbia’s economy and killing 2,000 civilians. Also, the Albanians disputed national Serbs and the Yugoslavian government in Kosovo where as Serbs strategy was to do major tribal cleansing of Albanians but the NATO’s intervention ultimately resolved the conflict.

Map and Language

Kosovo is based in the Blakan Peninsula; adjoining by the Albanian and Macedonia to the south, the arbitrary territory of Serbia to the north and east, Montenegra to the west. Also, Adriatic sea is in the closet to the west. 

Albanian and Serbian are the official languages of the Kosovo. The majority of the population speaks Albanian where as minorities of people spoke Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian.

English, German and other European languages are also spoken by an enormous number of people.

Culture

For centuries, Kosovo’s people with its principles and customary rules follow personal honour, the equality of persons, and the word of honour known as “besa” making a situation of holy trust.

Traditional Clothing – Mostly there are 5-6 parts that make up the full bodied traditional dress of Kosovars and it resembles much of the Albanian clothing, if not all the same.

Music may have appear to an era where it is actively westernized and mixed with many music genres but still traditional Albanian music is very beloved and favoured. Other music played are folk, Serb and Roma.

Main instruments include – flutes, trumpets, bagpipes, horns and many more.

Dance – Their famous traditional dance style is “Shota” which requires a big quick step and high tempo.

Climate and Weather

Generally, the climate in Kosovo is continental. In winters, there is cold, relatively dry and summers are warm and humid. But in mountain areas are particularly cooler averaging about 20° C with up to four months of annual snow cover. The best time to visit climate-wise is May and September.

Travelling and Tourism

It has been more popular for breach destination for the European travellers. Popular destinations are Pristina, Prizen and Pec. Main Attractions are architecture, religious heritage, unique traditions and natural features – considering mountains, lakes, rivers and farms with the beautiful landscape which makes more tempting to visit Kosovo.

Some of the most visited cities like Pristina, Gjakova, Ulpiana and Novo Brda covers various attractions like Kosovo museum, Jashar Pasha Mosque, Historical monuments like – churches, bridges, museums, hospitality. Also, Peja city is manifested by various craftsmen’s shop such as goldsmiths, leather tanners, tailors, etc.

Prize is a well- freeze town with Roman built castle and Ottoman quarter.
Furthermore, you can hike, climb or ski during the winter. Thus, to visit Kosovo will be a unique and interesting experience.

Vacations and Destinations

Kosovo is an alluring and inviting country and has a lot in stock for tourists, The very first destination of the visitor must be capital city Pristina. While unwinding in the city you could visit many places like National Museum, Serbian Orthodox Church, Rugona George, the waterfall of the Drina River and many more places by visiting will definitely delight you. For a fixed holiday period, you can visit Kosovo by the British Air ways, the Australian airline, Bell air and many European airlines.

Some facts about Kosovo

Population of country 1,800,000 people
Area of Kosovo 0 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Europe (EU)
Capital of Kosovo Pristina
Currency at Kosovo Euro (EUR)
Domain Zone
Phone country code
FIPS code of Kosovo KV

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More information about Kosovo

Climate of Kosovo:
  • influenced by continental air masses resulting in relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns
  • Mediterranean and alpine influences create regional variation
  • maximum rainfall between October and December
Terrain of Kosovo:
  • flat fluvial basin with an elevation of 400-700 m above sea level surrounded by several high mountain ranges with elevations of 2,000 to 2,500 m
Kosovo also has such useful resources as: nickel, lead, zinc, magnesium, lignite, kaolin, chrome, bauxite.

Top cities of Kosovo


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Pristina 550,000 people Komuna e Prishtines 42.67272 x 21.16688
2 Prizren 171,464 people Komuna e Prizrenit 42.21389 x 20.73972
3 Mitrovice 107,045 people Komuna e Mitrovices 42.88333 x 20.86667
4 Peje 81,800 people Komuna e Pejes 42.65913 x 20.28828
5 Suva Reka 72,229 people Komuna e Therandes 42.35861 x 20.825
6 Ferizaj 59,504 people Komuna e Ferizajt 42.37056 x 21.15528
7 Gjilan 51,912 people Komuna e Gjilanit 42.46045 x 21.46986
8 Decan 50,500 people Komuna e Decanit 42.54018 x 20.28793
9 Istok 40,000 people Komuna e Istogut 42.78083 x 20.4875
10 Shtime 35,000 people Komuna e Shtimes 42.43306 x 21.03972
11 Podujeva 35,000 people Opstina Podujevo 42.91056 x 21.19306
12 Dragash 35,000 people Komuna e Dragashit 42.0625 x 20.65333
13 Vushtrri 30,651 people Opstina Vucitrn 42.82306 x 20.9675
14 Orahovac 22,049 people Komuna e Rahovecit 42.39944 x 20.65472
15 Llazice 19,863 people Komuna e Malisheves 42.55528 x 20.76333
16 Leposavic 19,000 people Komuna e Leposaviqit 43.10389 x 20.80278
17 Kosovo Polje 16,154 people Opstina Kosovo Polje 42.63944 x 21.09611
18 Obiliq 11,612 people Komuna e Obiliqit 42.68694 x 21.07028
19 Kacanik 9,800 people Komuna e Kacanikut 42.23194 x 21.25944
20 Kamenica 9,312 people Opstina Kamenica 42.57806 x 21.58028
21 Lipljan 9,047 people Komuna e Lipjanit 42.52167 x 21.12583
22 Klina 8,050 people Opstina Klina 42.62167 x 20.57778
23 Strellc i Eperm 6,100 people Komuna e Decanit 42.57835 x 20.29346
24 Isniq 5,500 people Komuna e Decanit 42.5575 x 20.30278
25 Srbica 5,089 people Komuna e Skenderajt 42.74667 x 20.78861
26 Strellc i Ulet 2,850 people Komuna e Decanit 42.58063 x 20.31619
27 Prilep 2,500 people Komuna e Decanit 42.5075 x 20.31778
28 Malisevo 2,300 people Komuna e Malisheves 42.48222 x 20.74583
29 Irzniq 2,200 people Komuna e Decanit 42.52 x 20.34722
30 Gllogjan 2,000 people Komuna e Decanit 42.50722 x 20.36278

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