Kosovo BASIC INFOMATION
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The Republic of Kosovo, referred to as Kosovo, is a sovereign dispute area and limited recognition country. It is located in the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. It unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Although Serbia recognizes its democratically elected government, it only recognizes the region as one of Serbia’s two autonomous provinces (Kosovo and Metohija Autonomous Province).
Since the end of the Kosovo War in 1999, Kosovo has been only part of Serbia in name but in fact it is the trusteeship of the United Nations. The authorities have temporary management of the mission. Between 1990 and 1999, the ethnic Albanians there also referred to Kosovo as the "Republic of Kosovo", but at that time only Albania recognized it.
The Kosovo issue has been unresolved. The Albanians insisted on their independence, but the Serbian side demanded to guarantee the territorial integrity of Serbia. The parties have started negotiations on the Kosovo issue on February 20, 2006. After two years of negotiations and dealings, Kosovo passed the Declaration of Independence on February 17, 2008, announcing its separation from Serbia. It has now been recognized by 93 UN member states. The Serbian government has announced that it will never give up Kosovo’s sovereignty and is preparing to adopt a number of sanctions, but it has promised that it will never use force to prevent Kosovo’s independence. On July 22, 2010, the International Court of Justice stated that Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia did not violate international law.
Kosovo faces the rest of Serbia to the east and north, Macedonia to the south, the Republic of Albania to the southwest, and Montenegro to the northwest. The largest city is the capital Pristina.
The Metohija region refers to the plateaus and basins in western Kosovo, including cities such as Pecs and Prizren, while Kosovo in a narrow sense refers to the eastern region of Kosovo , Including Pristina, Uroshevac and other cities.
Kosovo covers an area of 10,887 square kilometers (4,203 square miles) and has a population of close to two million. The largest city is Pristina, the capital, with a population of approximately 600,000; the southwestern city of Prizren has a population of approximately 165,000, Pecs has a population of approximately 154,000, and the northern city has a population of approximately 110,000. The population of the remaining five cities More than 97,000.
Kosovo presents a continental climate with warm summers and cold and snowy winters.