Kosovo

General Facts

Area: 10,908 km2 (4,212 sq miles)

Capital City: Pristina

Population: 1,920,079 (2017 estimate)

Official Languages: Albanian, Serbian

Boarding Countries: Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania

Coastline: None   

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Climate

Kosovo has a largely Continental climate, although Pristina is considered an Oceanic climate. Generally, summers are long and dry, and winters are mild and rainy, with occasional heavy snowfall in the mountains. It can get surprisingly hot in summer, between May and August, with temperatures sometimes reaching as high as 90°F (32°C). The warmest month is July, with an average high temperature of 79°F (26°C). Winters are cold and snowfall is common. The coldest month is January, with an average low temperature of 23°F (-5°C). Rainfall is abundant, particularly in the short spring and autumn, with October being the wettest month, and August the driest.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Pristina (550,000)

2. Prizren (171,464)

3. Mitrovica (107,045)

4. Gjakove (94,158)

5. Suva Reka (72,229)