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Kosovo (/ˈkɒsəvoʊ, ˈkoʊ-/; Albanian: Kosova [kɔsɔva]; Serbian Cyrillic: Косово) is a disputed territory and partially recognised state in Southeast Europe that declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo. While Serbia recognises administration of the territory by Kosovo's elected government, it still continues to claim it as its own Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. Kosovo is landlocked in the central Balkan Peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Pristina. It is bordered by the Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the south, Montenegro to the west, and the uncontested territory of Serbia to the north and east. In antiquity, the Dardanian Kingdom, and later the Roman province of Dardania was located in the region. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Byzantine Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Serbia, and many consider the Battle of Kosovo of 1389 to be one of the defining moments in Serbian medieval history. After being part of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th to the early 20th century, in the late 19th century Kosovo became the centre of the Albanian independence movement with the League of Prizren. As a result of the defeat in the First Balkan War (1912–13), the Ottoman Empire ceded the Vilayet of Kosovo to the Balkan League; the Kingdom of Serbia took its larger part, while the Kingdom of Montenegro annexed the western part before both countries joined the Kingdom of Yugoslavia after World War I. After a period of Yugoslav unitarianism in the Kingdom, the post-World War II Yugoslav constitution established the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within the Yugoslav constituent republic of Serbia. Long-term ethnic tensions between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb populations left the province ethnically divided, resulting in inter-ethnic violence, culminating in the Kosovo War of 1998–99, part of the wider regional Yugoslav Wars. The war ended with a military intervention of NATO, which forced the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, which became a UN protectorate under UNSCR 1244. On 17 February 2008 Kosovo's Parliament declared independence. It has since gained diplomatic recognition as a sovereign state by 109 UN member states and Taiwan (Republic of China). Serbia refuses to recognise Kosovo as a state, although with the Brussels Agreement of 2013 it has accepted the legitimacy of Kosovo institutions. The constituent peoples of Kosovo are Kosovo Albanians, who make up majority of the population, and Kosovo Serbs. The country is poor by European standards with high unemployment, still not having fully recovered from the past conflict.

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Facts and Stats for Kosovo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kosovo

    Know the pollution level of Kosovo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 65 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.14 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 64.29 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 73.08 (High)
  • Kosovo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kosovo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kosovo.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.61 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.39 (High)
    • Car Stealing 23.44 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.88 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.28 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.06 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kosovo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kosovo is 141.15 (High)

    • Safety Index 67 (High)
    • Climate Index 76.84 (High)
    • Pollution Index 66.1 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.11 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.69 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.61 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.76 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 66.85 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kosovo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kosovo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 33.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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