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Kosovo (; Albanian: Kosova pronounced [kɔˈsɔva] or Kosovë pronounced [kɔˈsɔvə]; Serbian Cyrillic: Косово pronounced [kôsoʋo]), officially the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Republika e Kosovës; Serbian: Република Косово, romanized: Republika Kosovo), is a partially recognized state and disputed territory in Southeastern Europe.Defined in an area of 10,887 square kilometres (4,203 sq mi), Kosovo is landlocked in the center of the Balkans and bordered by the uncontested territory of Serbia to the north and east, North Macedonia to the southeast, Albania to the southwest and Montenegro to the west. Geographically, Kosovo possesses varied and opposing landscapes for its size determined by the ideal climate along with the geology and hydrology. Most of central Kosovo is dominated by the vast plains and fields of Metohija and Kosovo. The Prokletije and Šar Mountains rise in the southwest and southeast respectively.
The earliest known human settlements in what is now Kosovo were the Paleolithic Vinča and Starčevo cultures. During the Classical period, it was inhabited by the Illyrian-Dardanian and Celtic people. In 168 BC, the area was annexed by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, it was conquered by the Byzantine, Bulgarian and Serbian Empires. The Battle of Kosovo of 1389 is considered to be one of the defining moments in Serbian medieval history. The region was the core of the Serbian medieval state, which has also been the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church from the 14th century, when its status was upgraded to a patriarchate. Kosovo was part of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th to the early 20th century. In the late 19th century, it became the centre of the Albanian National Awakening. Following their defeat in the Balkan Wars, the Ottomans ceded Kosovo to Serbia and Montenegro. Both countries joined Yugoslavia after World War I, and following a period of Yugoslav unitarianism in the Kingdom, the post-World War II Yugoslav constitution established the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within the Yugoslav constituent republic of Serbia. Tensions between Kosovo's Albanian and Serb communities simmered through the 20th century and occasionally erupted into major violence, culminating in the Kosovo War of 1998 and 1999, which resulted in the withdrawal of the Yugoslav army and the establishment of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. On 17 February 2008, Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia. It has since gained diplomatic recognition as a sovereign state by 100 United Nations member states. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo as a sovereign state, although with the Brussels Agreement of 2013, it has accepted its institutions. While Serbia recognizes administration of the territory by Kosovo's elected government, it continues to claim it as the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija.
Kosovo has a lower-middle-income economy and has experienced solid economic growth over the last decade by international financial institutions, and has experienced growth every year since the onset of the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Kosovo is a member of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Regional Cooperation Council, and has applied for membership of Interpol and for observer status in the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.

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Bekijk hier de 10 mooie bezienswaardigheden in Kosovo! 😍
Bekijk hier de 10 mooie bezienswaardigheden in Kosovo! 😍
A Perfect Kosovo Itinerary
A Perfect Kosovo Itinerary
Kosovo is an amazing place to visit. Follow this perfect 3-day itinerary to see the best highlights of Kosovo. #Kosovo #KosovoItinerary
Kosovo travel guide – 6 places you should visit in Kosovo
Kosovo travel guide – 6 places you should visit in Kosovo
Kosovo countryside. Possibly an area where Rio met Hancock for Marens rescue
16 things to know before visiting Kosovo | Happy Wanderess
16 things to know before visiting Kosovo | Happy Wanderess
Things to Do in Peja, Kosovo: Patriarchate, Accursed Mountains & Pristina
Things to Do in Peja, Kosovo: Patriarchate, Accursed Mountains & Pristina
The town of Peja sits nestled below the Accursed Mountains in Kosovo. There are lots of things to do in Peja and some fabulous day trips from Peja. Best place to visit in Kosovo. Travel Guide to Peja. #peja #kosovo #kosovotravel via @learnintobreatheabroad
Awesome Things to Do in Kosovo
Awesome Things to Do in Kosovo
Awesome Things to Do in Kosovo — Travels Of A Bookpacker
Prizren, Kosovo via @the.petite.wanderer // Kosova travel
Prizren, Kosovo via @the.petite.wanderer // Kosova travel
How to Enter Kosovo Legally
How to Enter Kosovo Legally
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Things to Do in Prishtina City: A Culture-Filled Guide to Kosovo's Capital
Things to Do in Prishtina City: A Culture-Filled Guide to Kosovo's Capital
Things to do in Prishtina city, Kosovo—including the best cultural attractions, designer cafes and architecture. Use this guide to plan your Kosovo travel!
Things to Do in Prishtina City: A Culture-Filled Guide to Kosovo's Capital
Things to Do in Prishtina City: A Culture-Filled Guide to Kosovo's Capital
Things to do in Prishtina city, Kosovo—including the best cultural attractions, designer cafes and architecture. Use this guide to plan your Kosovo travel! #Kosovo #Prishtina
Best Places To Visit in Kosovo: 3-Day Itinerary Paulina on the road...
Best Places To Visit in Kosovo: 3-Day Itinerary Paulina on the road...
What to see in Kosovo? A selection of best things to do and best places to visit in Kosovo in a 3 Day Travel Itinerary including Pristina, Peja & Prizren | Kosovo Map + Hotels
5 Best Places to Visit in Kosovo - Sofia Adventures
5 Best Places to Visit in Kosovo - Sofia Adventures
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The Cutest Cactus Valentine
The Cutest Cactus Valentine
Grab our free template for kids to make this adorable cactus Valentine card this year. Fun Valentine's Day card for kids to make for family or friends.
46 Beautiful Photos of Kosovo that will inspire you to visit Kosovo!
46 Beautiful Photos of Kosovo that will inspire you to visit Kosovo!
Photo of beautiful street in Gjakova Kosovo. See why Gjakova is considered the most beautiful city in Kosovo by some. #Kosovo #Balkans
Reasons to visit Pristina, Kosovo
Reasons to visit Pristina, Kosovo
Pristina, Kosovo isn't the most beautiful city but it's definitely an interesting place! Here are the top reasons to visit Pristina, Kosovo! #travel #balkans #kosovo #pristina #citybreak
Stunning iron road opens for climbers in northern Kosovo
Stunning iron road opens for climbers in northern Kosovo
Stunning iron road opens for climbers in northern Kosovo
Awesome Things to Do in Kosovo
Awesome Things to Do in Kosovo
Most interesting and inspiring things to do and see in Kosovo. #kosovo #balkans
46 Beautiful Photos of Kosovo that will inspire you to visit Kosovo!
46 Beautiful Photos of Kosovo that will inspire you to visit Kosovo!
Kosovo is one of the gems of the Balkans. Discover Kosovo through beautiful photos to inspire you to visit the Balkans. #Kosovo #Balkans #Photography #traveleuropephotography
21 Awesome Things to Do in Kosovo, Europe's Newest Country
21 Awesome Things to Do in Kosovo, Europe's Newest Country
Kosovo only officially declared its independence in 2008, making it the youngest country in Europe and second youngest in the world. It may be a tiny, landlocked country, but there are so many amazing things to do in Kosovo. Here are just 21 ideas!