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government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Kosovo
GDP (International Monetary Fund (IMF), 2010 estimate): $5.4
GDP (Kosovo Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), 2010
estimate): $7.5 billion.
Per capita GDP (IMF, 2010 estimate): $2,750.
Per capita GDP (Kosovo MEF, 2010 estimate): $3,750.
GDP growth rate (IMF, 2010 projection): 3.5%.
GDP growth rate (Kosovo MEF, 2010 projection): 4.8%.
CPI inflation rate (Kosovo MEF, 2010): 1%.
Investment (2010): 35% of GDP.
GDP composition by sector (2009 est.): Agriculture 13%,
industry 22%, services 65%.
Agriculture: Products--fruits and vegetables (potatoes,
berries), wheat, corn, wine, beef.
Industry: Mineral mining, energy, telecommunications,
forestry, agriculture, metal processing, construction
materials, base metals, leather, machinery, appliances.
Income and employment (2010): 45% of the Kosovo labor force is
unemployed; 30% of Kosovo's citizens live below the poverty
line, and 13% live in extreme poverty.
Geography of Kosovo
Area: 10,887 square kilometers (4,203 square miles), slightly
smaller than Connecticut.
Government of Kosovo
Constitution: The Kosovo Assembly approved the constitution
on April 9, 2008. It came into force on June 15, 2008.
Branches: Executive--president (head of state); prime
minister (head of government). Legislative--unicameral
Assembly (120 seats, 4-year terms; 100 seats generally
elected, 10 seats reserved for ethnic Serbs, 10 seats
reserved for other ethnic minorities). Judicial--Supreme
Subdivisions: 38 municipalities.
Political parties: Albanian Christian Democratic Party of
Kosovo (PShDK) [Marjan DEMAJ]; Alliance for the Future of
Kosovo (AAK) [Ramush HARADINAJ]; Alliance of Independent
Social Democrats of Kosovo and Metohija (SDSKIM) [Ljubisa
ZIVIC]; Bosniak Vakat Coalition (DSV) [Sadik IDRIZI];
Citizens' Initiative of Gora (GIG) [Murselj HALJILJI];
Democratic League of Dardania (LDD) [Nexhat DACI];
Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) [Isa MUSTAFA]; Democratic
Party of Ashkali of Kosovo (PDAK) [Sabit RAHMANI];
Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) [Hashim THACI]; Kosovo
Democratic Turkish Party (KDTP) [Mahir YAGCILAR]; New
Democratic Initiative of Kosovo (IRDK) [Xhevdet NEZIRAJ];
New Democratic Party (ND) [Branislav GRBIC]; New Kosovo
Alliance (AKR) [Behgjet PACOLLI]; New Spirit (FER) [Shpend
AHMETI]; Socialist Party of Kosovo (PSK) [Ilaz KADOLLI] ;
Serb National Party (SNS) [Mihailo SCEPANOVIC]; Serbian
Kosovo and Metohija Party (SKMS) [Dragisa MIRIC]; United
Roma Party of Kosovo (PREBK) [Haxhi Zylfi MERXHA];
Democratic Action Party (SDA) [Numan BALIC]; Independent
Liberal Party (SLS) [Slobodan PETROVIC]; Serbian National
Council of Northern Kosovo and Metohija (SNV) [Milan
IVANOVIC]; Democratic Party of Bosniaks [Dzezair MURATI];
Serbian Democratic Party of Kosovo and Metohija (SDS KiM)
[Slavisa PETKOVIC]; Social Democratic Party of Kosovo (PSDK)
Suffrage: Universal at age 18.
Elections: Last parliamentary elections were held in
November 2007; municipal-level elections were held in
November 2009 and June 2010. Next parliamentary election
scheduled for December 12, 2010.
Map of Kosovo
This Map of Kosovo shows the borders of the country, as well
as rivers, and cities including Pristina the capital of
Kosovo. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Kosovo
The Official Name of Kosovo is the Republic of Kosovo. (Facts
from the U.S. State Department)
People of Kosovo
Nationality: Adjective--Kosovo national.
Population (July 2010 est.): 1.8 million.
Ethnic groups: 88% ethnic Albanians, 7% ethnic Serbs, 5% other
(Bosniak, Gorani, Roma, Ashkali, Egyptian, Turk).
Religion: The majority ethnic Albanian population, as well as
the Bosniak, Gorani, and Turkish communities, and some of the
Roma/Ashkalia/Egyptian communities are adherents of Islam. The
ethnic Serb population is largely Serb Orthodox. Approximately
3% of ethnic Albanians are Roman Catholic.
Languages: Albanian (official), Serbian (official), Bosnian
and Turkish (official only in municipalities of Prizren, Pec,
Dragas, Pristina, and Gnjilane where significant numbers of
these minorities reside).
Education: Adult literacy rates (2007 est.): 91.9% (men 96.6%,
women 87.5%). Enrollment (2003 est.)--96% of children ages 7-
15 enrolled in primary school.
Health: Infant mortality rate--23.7/1,000. Total fertility
rate, births per woman (2003 est.)--2.9. Life expectancy (2003
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