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Kosovo

Official name: Republic of Kosovo

Local short name: Kosova/Kosovë/Kosovo

Capital: Prishtina/Prishtinë/Pristina

Location: Southeast Europe

Domonym: Kosovar, Kosovan

Population: 2.2 mil (estimation)

Age Structure: 0-14 years:     25.82%

15-64 years:    67.15%

65 years and over:  7.4%

Median Age: 28.2 years (estimation)

Density: 220/km2 l 500/sq mi (estimation)

Life Expectancy: 70

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Independence Day: 17 February 2008 (from Serbia)

Area: 10 908 km2/4,212 sq miles

Currency: Euro

GDP per capita: € 3,000 (IMF, 2015 estimate)

Language: Official: Albanian, Serbian. Other: English, Turkish, German

Religion: Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox

Time zone: UTC +1

Literacy rate: Males: 98

Females: 90