Country FlagKosovo

Who Builds With Sweat, Defends With Blood.

 

General


Population: 1,859,203 (2014), 1,847,708 (2013)
Land Area: 10,887 sq km
Natural Resources: Nickel, lead, zinc, magnesium, lignite, kaolin, chrome, bauxite
Capital: Pristina
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Atifete Jahjaga (April 7th 2011)
Head of Government: Hashim Thaci (January 9th 2008)
Languages: Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian, Turkish, Roma
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic
Major Ethnicities: Albanian 88%, Serb 7%, Other 5%
Life Expectancy: NA

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 7.15 billion (2013), 6.3 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 14.11 billion (2013), 13.56 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 7,600 (2013), 7,400 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.5% (2013), 3.8% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 12.9%, Industry 22.6%, Services 64.5% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 23.6%, Industry NA%, Services NA% (2010)
Industries: Mineral mining, construction materials, base metals, leather, machinery, appliances
Agriculture Products: Wheat, corn, berries, potatoes, peppers
Human Development Index: NA
Tourism Revenue: 77 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 30.9% (2013), 45.3% (2011)

MilitaryKosovo Map


Army Size: 65 300 (2004)
Budget: NA

Current Situation

 

Kosovo is located in the Balkans. Kosovo is bordered by Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Kosovo's economy is under-developed. Because Kosovo is not internationally recognized it is finding it difficult to get foreign investment and loans. However, several projects in the mining and energy sectors are being developed. Also Kosovo has secured economic aid from the EU and the United States valued at around 3.2 billion US dollars.

(2014) Kosovo's continues to establish itself within Europe, much work remains to be done to reduce it's dependence on foreign aid. Ethnic tensions and high unemployment remain a major drag on the economy of Kosovo.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Kosovo
Wikipedia: Kosovo

Updated on: October 8th, 2014