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Kosovo

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  1. Kosovo Main Page
  2. Albanians Strive for Independence
  3. Serb Attack on Civilians Becomes Human Rights Calamity
  4. Kosovo Gains Independence
  5. First Female Elected President
  6. Unrest along the Border of Kosovo and Serbia

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National name: Republic of Kosovo

Languages: Albanian (official), Serbian (official), Bosnian, Turkish, Roma

Ethnicity/race: Albanians 92%, other (Serb, Bosniak, Gorani, Roma, Turk, Ashkali, Egyptian) 8% (2008)

Religion: Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic

Literacy rate: 91.9% (2007 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP $13.56 billion (2012 est.); per capita: $7,400 (2012 est.). Real growth rate: 3.8% (2012). Inflation: 8.3% (2011 est.). Unemployment: 45.4% (2011 est.). Labor force: 800,000 (2011 est.), agriculture 23.6%. Natural resources: nickel, lead, zinc, magnesium, lignite, kaolin, chrome, bauxite. Exports: $419 million (2011): scrap metals, mining and processed metal products, plastics, wood. Imports: $3.3 billion (2011): petroleum, foodstuffs, machinery and electrical equipment. Major trading partners: Central Europe Free Trade Area (2006).

Serbia with several other states protest the US and other states' recognition of Kosovo's declaration of its status as a sovereign and independent state in February 2008; ethnic Serbian municipalities along Kosovo's northern border challenge final status of Kosovo-Serbia boundary; several thousand NATO-led Kosovo Force peacekeepers under United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo authority continue to keep the peace within Kosovo between the ethnic Albanian majority and the Serb minority in Kosovo; Kosovo and Macedonia completed demarcation of their boundary in September 2008.

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