Kosovo is a largely mountainous country in . Last to go its own way following the break up of former Yugoslavia, it declared independence in February 2008 but Serbia has not recognised it.

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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 a southern ethnic-Albanian section and a northern ethnic-Serbian section.

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

Gjilan is a town in , in the southeast linked with the highway of , Serbian Border and North Macedonian Border.

Kaçanik/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: 42.6° or 42° 36' north
  • Longitude of center: 20.85° or 20° 51' east
  • Elevation: 600 meters (1969 feet)
  • Capital:
  • Area: 10,908 km² (4212 miles²)
  • Languages: Albanian and Serbian
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Neighbors: , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 831053

Other Names for Kosovo

  • Albanian: Kosova
  • Albanian: Republika e Kosovës
  • Arabic: كوسوفو
  • Belarusian: Республіка Косава
  • Chinese: 科索沃
  • English: Republic of Kosovo
  • French: Kosovo
  • Georgian: კოსოვო
  • German: Kosovo
  • Greek: Κόσοβο
  • Hebrew: קוסובו
  • Hindi: कोसोवो
  • Hungarian: Koszovó
  • Icelandic: Kosóvó
  • Italian: Cossovo
  • Italian: Kosovo
  • Japanese: コソボ
  • Korean: 코소보
  • Korean: 코소보 공화국
  • Lithuanian: Kosovas
  • Polish: Kosowo
  • Portuguese: Kosovo
  • 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
  • Spanish: Kosovo
  • Thai: คอซอวอ
  • Turkish: Kosova
  • Ukrainian: Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99)
  • Ukrainian: Косово
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