The Republic of Kosovo is more commonly referred to as Kosovo. As one of the youngest countries in the world, this southeastern European country borders: Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. With lush landscapes and plenty of native (and even rare) species, here are 5 fun facts about this new and developing country.
Kosovo Has 2 Official Languages
The official languages are Albanian and Serbian. However, Bosnian, Roma, and Turkish are also spoken.
The Country Is Poor
Due to its former Serbian rule, and the fact the country is still less than a decade in age, over 50 percent of the country is below the poverty line.
The Capital of Kosovo Is Pristina
Not only is Prestina the largest city in the country, but it is also the commercial, cultural, and industrial center for the small country.
There Are 3 Main Practicing Religions
The majority of the population of Kosovo practice either: Muslim, Roman Catholic, or Serbian Orthodox religions.
Not Everyone Recognizes Kosovo as an Independent Country
Serbia and several other countries protest Kosovo’s status, and the country’s borders; and they also criticize any countries that do. In fact, even NATO (or North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has had to step in to help keep the peace.