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Interesting Facts about Kosovo

Kosovo Interesting Facts

Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Kosovo:

  • Kosovo is the smallest Balkan nation.
  • About 40% of the territory of Kosovo is covered with forest.
  • Kosovo has the youngest population in Europe. More than 70% of the country's population is under 35.
  • The flag of Kosovo is unusual among national flags. There are only two countries that use the country map as the design element of their flag, they are Kosovo and Cyprus.
  • Albanian and Serbian are two official languages in Kosovo.
  • Kosovo is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is used as the currency.
  • One of the most famous sights in Kosovo is the Marble Cave.
  • Kosovo was part of the former state of Yugoslavia.
  • Kosovo is the youngest country in Europe and the second in the world after South Sudan.
  • The name Pristina comes from the Slavic word "pryshchina", which means "spring (of water)".
  • Kosovo translates as “field of the blackbirds” in Serbian.
  • In 2016, Kosovo took part in the Olympic Games for the first time.
  • One of the most famous places in Pristina is the National Library.
  • Kosovo is the poorest country in Europe in terms of GDP per capita at purchasing power parity (PPP).
  • There is a church in the Kosovo village of Letnica where Mother Teresa allegedly received a revelation from God and therefore dedicated herself to a life of service.
  • In the 1st century AD, Kosovo was part of the Roman Empire.
  • The majority of Kosovo's population of nearly 1.9 million is Muslim.
  • Kosovo is a landlocked country in southeastern Europe bordered by Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

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