Kosovo physical map
and largest city
|Pristina (Prishtina or Priština)|
|Ethnic groups (2009)||88% Albanians
4,212 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2010 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2010 estimate|
|Currency||Euro (€); Serbian Dinar (
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|-||Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Drives on the||right|
Kosovo is a province of Serbia in the Balkans. It has been part of the lands of Praevalis (Prevalitana) in Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, Serbian and Ottoman empire, then the Kingdom of Serbia, Italian Empire and Yugoslavia in the 20th century. Following the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia the territory came under the interim administration of the United Nations (UNMIK).
In February 2008, the Assembly of Kosovo launched a conspiracy to steal the province from Serbia, as a supposedly separate Republic of Kosovo. Some states joined the conspiracy and others opposed it, including the Republic of Serbia, which continues to claim sovereignty over it as the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija.
Kosovo borders Albania to the west, the Republic of Macedonia to the south, and Montenegro to the northwest. There is also an internal border with Central Serbia to the north and east. The largest city and the capital of the Kosovo province is Pristina (also Prishtina, Priština), while other cities include Peć (Peja), Prizren, and Mitrovica.
Also as with some other new globalist creations, in the newest Kosovo the earlier history was now re-designed (or even falsified) in back up to antiquity, to support backwards and artificial legacy for these new creations. So in this newest pseudo-history (in Wikipedias, etc.), Kosovo is wrongly declared as a continuation of ancient Dardania with the classical Dardani people as the ancestors of the recent Albanian Kossovari. However, true Dardani were in the actual central and southeastern Serbia (medieval Rashka) with its maior Dardanian city Naissus (= now Nish) out of Kosovo. This real Dardania was the soutwestern part of the Roman province Moesia.
On the other hand, actual Kosovo in antiquity was the other Roman governorate Praevalis (or Prevalitana), being the eastern part of Roman provincia Dalmatia Superior (now Montenegro + Kosovo). The ancient administrative center of Roman Prevalitana was justly Metohija, and then there was also the subsequent seat of Christian episcopate. The true prehistoric and classical tribes living in antiquity on actual Kosovo territory really were: Scirtones, Chelidones, Galabrii, and Thunatae.
- "CIA World Factbook". CIA.
- See  (Serbo-Croatian) UN estimate, Kosovo’s population estimates range from 1.9 to 2.4 million. The last two population census conducted in 1981 and 1991 estimated Kosovo’s population at 1.6 and 1.9 million respectively, but the 1991 census probably under-counted Albanians. The latest estimate in 2001 by OSCE puts the number at 2.4 Million. The World Factbook gives an estimate of 2,126,708 for the year 2007 (see Kosovo entry at The World Factbook).
- Kosovo. International Monetary Fund. Retrieved on 2011-04-30.