Profile of Kosovo
Land area: 10,908 km²Terrain: Low flood plains throughout central Kosovo, surrounded by mountains to the north, west and south;
Highest elevation: Gjeravica 2,856m
Land Use: 52% agriculture, 39% forests;
Largest city : Pristina - est. pop. 400,000;
Kosovo borders: Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Population Description: approximately 1.9 million people. 42% urban / 58% rural;
Population in Diaspora: 400,000 - 700,000 people living abroad. Remittances - estimated at 500 million dollars per year;
Religion: Predominately Muslim. Also Serbian Orthodox and Roman Catholic.
Albanian 88%, Serb 7%, Bosnian 1.9%, Roma 1.7%, Turk 1%, Gorani 0.5%
Languages: Albanian, Serbian, English, Turkish.
Currency: EURO (as of Jan. 1, 2002);
GDP: 1,895 million (est.); Per capita: 1,117(2006);
Employment: Private Enterprise 23%, Farming 15%;
Employment in Diaspora: 24%;
Extreme poverty: 12%.
Republic of Kosovo (February 17th , 2008);
President: Atifete Jahjaga;
Prime Minister: Hashim Thaçi;
Speaker of the Assembly: Jakup Krasniqi;
Local Government is represented by 37 municipalities;
Kosovo previously was administered by United Nations Interim Mission In Kosovo (UNMIK).