After declaring independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo has been recognized as an official state by the United States and major European Union countries, but not by Serbia or  Russia. A landlocked country in the Balkans, Kosovo’s terrain includes vast plains, fields and the Albanian Alps and Šar Mountains in the southwest and southeast respectively.

The mountainous west and southeast are a great habitat for several rare or endangered species including brown bears, lynxes, wild cats, wolves, foxes, wild goats, roebucks and deer. There are several bird species in the region as well, such as the golden eagle, eastern imperial eagle and lesser kestrel. The country’s population is estimated at around 2 million with the largest ethnic groups being Albanians and Serbs, followed by other groups such as Bosniak, Turkish and Gorani.

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 5.2%
Industry 27.6%
Services 67.1%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 0.3%
Basic 14.7%
Intermediate 58.9%
Advanced 26.2%
Level Not Stated 0.0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 0%
Basic 10.7%
Intermediate 73.0%
Advanced 16.3%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 0%
Basic 14.7%
Intermediate 59.0%
Advanced 26.0%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 0.3%
Basic 15.3%
Intermediate 56.9%
Advanced 27.5%
Level Not Stated 0%

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