Kosovo is a largely mountainous country in . lies to the west, to the northwest, to the south, and to the northeast.

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, the capital city of , is not conventionally beautiful on sight: It is messy, with centuries-old Ottoman heritage competing with communist designs and recently built architectural monstrosities.

, is a city in northwestern . has a rich cultural and historical inheritance being host to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, access to another one and surrounding by stunning nature.

, in , is a charming city of mosques and monasteries dating back to the 14th century.


Gjakova/Gjakovë Đakovica is a city in western with about 101,000 inhabitants.

The are in the north-western part of .

or Mitrovicë is a city in northern Kosovo, split between southern ethnic-Albanian and northern ethnic-Serbian.

is a town in , just west of the main highway linking the national capital, Pristina, with the Macedonian border.

Kačanik, or Kaçaniku, in , is a city of peace and quite, its houses with pointed red roofs being scattered along the verdant mountain slopes.

See also the twin towns at the Bosnian-Croatian border: Bosanski- and is a village in .

is a Serbian community in , centered around the Monastery and about 10 km from .


  • Location:  ,
  • Population:  1,800,000
  • Latitude of center:  42° 36' (42.6°) north
  • Longitude of center:  20° 51' (20.85°) east
  • Elevation:  600 meters (1969 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  10,908 km² (4212 miles²)
  • Languages:  Albanian and Serbian
  • Currency:  Euro (EUR)
  • Neighbors:  , , and
  • Wikidata:  Kosovo
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Kosovo

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Albanian:  Kosova Albanian:  Republika e Kosovës Arabic:  كوسوفو Belarusian:  Республіка Косава Chinese:  科索沃 English:  Republic of Kosovo Georgian:  კოსოვო Greek:  Κόσοβο Hebrew:  קוסובו Hindi:  कोसोवो Hungarian:  Koszovó Icelandic:  Kosóvó Italian:  Cossovo Japanese:  コソボ Korean:  코소보
Korean:  코소보 공화국 Lithuanian:  Kosovas Polish:  Kosowo Russian:  Косово Serbian:  Autonomna Pokrajina Kosovo i Metohija Serbian:  Kosovo i Metohija Serbian:  Republika Kosova Serbian:  Socijalistička Autonomna Pokrajina Kosovo Serbian:  Косово Serbian:  Република Косова Serbian:  Република Косово Thai:  คอซอวอ Turkish:  Kosova Ukrainian:  Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99) Ukrainian:  Косово

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