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About Kosovo Kosovo Brief
Date: 10/23/2014
Kosovo Brief

  • Land area: 10,887 km2 (4,203 square miles).
  • Population: Approximately 2 million, including 400,000 diaspora (2003).
  • People: 90% Albanians, 8% Serbs, 2% others (Croats, Roma, Turks).
  • Demographics: 49.9% female, 50.1% male, with 50% aged 25 or younger.
  • Literacy rate: 89.8% female, 97.7% male.
  • Government: United Nations Interim Administration Mission (1999 – present), and Provisional Institutions of Self Government (PISG), including government and assembly of 120 members (2002 – present), established under UNSC Resolution 1244.
  • Currency: Euro.
  • GDP per head: €964 (2004).
  • Unemployment: 42% (seasonal fluctuations).
  • Inflation: 1.8% (2004).
  • Major industries: Agriculture, Energy, Mining.
  • Imports: €1,047 million (2004). European Union (38%), Macedonia (19%), Serbia (17%), Turkey (5%), Albania (5%), Montenegro (3%), Others (5%).
  • Exports: €199 million (2004).

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