Kosovo is multicultural country in which cultures, especially Ottoman and Christianity have contributed to today’s varied and rich cultural and natural treasures. Country has five tourist regions: Prokletije, Shar Planina, Pomoravlje, Mitrovica and Bajgorška Šalja. The hospitality and pleasant people are added value when visiting the youngest European state in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula.
10 interesting facts about Kosovo
- The flag of Kosovo is composed by golden map where are above six white stars on a blue background. The stars symbolize the six main ethnic groups in Kosovo: Albanians, Serbs, Turks, Gorani, Roma and Bosnians.
- Kosovo is the youngest country in Europe. In 2008, they declare their independence. Around 70% of its population are below 35 years, which ranks the country as Europe’s youngest population.
- Despite the fact that it is not in the European Union, for its official currency use euro. As a unilateral currency, the euro use also Montenegro.
- Kosovo has 4 monuments on the list UNESCO World Heritage. On the basis of the Serbian-Byzantine monuments, Islamic monuments of the Ottoman period and vernacular architecture. These are: Gracanica, Decani and Pecka Patriarchate Monastery and Church of Our Lady Ljeviska.
- More than 25 percent of its territory is covered by rain-forest.
- The country has more than 50 peaks above 2000 meters above sea level. This is an ideal destination for hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, swimming in natural pools, etc.
- Zinc, copper, silver, gold, brown coal, bauxite, etc. are some of the well-known and readily available natural resources. Dominant industries are agriculture, mining and micro-entrepreneurship.
- In country is possible to eat and drink for very reasonable prices. Coffee for less then euro, meat, vegetables lettle above euro. A perfect destination for all who love food and cheap price. We recommend to try their traditional kebabs (kebab), which can be found in every step or corner.
- The capital city of Pristina’s cultural, political and economic center with 500,000 inhabitants.
- The cultural city of the country is Prizren, which is located near the border with Albania. The old town center with preserved remains of Ottoman and Christian architecture also hosts a very famous film festival, but it also has plenty of traditional shops and bars.