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Flag of Kosovo

Use: National flag
Proportion: 5:7 (1:1.4 in the law)
Adopted: 17 February 2008
Design: A blue field charged with a map of Kosovo in gold, surmounted by an arc of six, white five-pointed stars, in the centre
Designed by Muhamer Ibrahimi
This article is primary about the current flag of Kosovo. For flags previously used in this territory, see List of flags of Kosovo.
The flag of the Republic of Kosovo[a] was adopted by the Assembly of Kosovo immediately following the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo from Serbia on 17 February 2008. The flag is the result of an international design competition, organised by the United Nations-backed Kosovo Unity Team, which attracted almost one thousand entries. The now-used design was proposed by Muhamer Ibrahimi. It shows six white stars in an arc above a golden map of Kosovo on a blue field. The stars symbolise Kosovo's six major ethnic groups.

Before the declaration of independence, Kosovo was under the administration of the United Nations and used the UN flag for official purposes. The Serbian and Albanian populations had used their own national flags since the Socialist Yugoslavia period. The Serbs use a red, blue and white tricolor, which forms the basis of the current flag of Serbia. The Albanian population have used the flag of Albania since the 1960s as their ethnic flag. Both flags can still be seen and used within Kosovo.

Serbia has not recognized the independence of Kosovo and claims the area as the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. Unlike the autonomous province of Vojvodina, no flag has been adopted by the Serbian authorities to represent this claimed province and the Flag of Serbia is used instead.

Republic of Kosovo

  • Republika e Kosovës (Albanian)
  • Република Косово
    Republika Kosovo
    (Serbian)
Flag of Kosovo
Flag
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Coat of arms
Anthem: "Europe"
Location of Kosovo in the world
Location of Kosovo in the world
Status Disputed
  • Recognized by 102 member states of the United Nations
  • Claimed by Serbia as the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (under UN Security Council resolution 1244)
Capital
and largest city
Pristinaa
42°40′N 21°10′E / 42.667°N 21.167°E / 42.667; 21.167
Official languages
  • Albanian
  • Serbian
Recognised regional languages
  • Bosnian
  • Turkish
  • Romani
Demonym(s)
  • Kosovar, Kosovan
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Hashim Thaçi
• Prime Minister
Ramush Haradinaj
• Chairman of the Assembly
Kadri Veseli
Legislature Assembly of Kosovo
Establishment
• Kosovo Vilayet
1877
• Autonomous Province
31 January 1946
• Republic of Kosova
2 July 1990
• Kumanovo Agreement
9 June 1999
• UN Administration
10 June 1999
• Declaration of independence
17 February 2008
• End of Steering Group supervision
10 September 2012
• Brussels Agreement
19 April 2013
Area
• Total
10,908 km2 (4,212 sq mi) (162nd)
• Water (%)
1.0
Population
• 2018 estimate
1,958,080
• Density
159/km2 (411.8/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$22.154 billion
• Per capita
$12,122
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$8.208 billion
• Per capita
$4,491
Gini (2016) Positive decrease 26.5
low · 121
HDI (2016) Increase 0.742
high
Currency Euro (€)d (EUR)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Driving side right
Calling code +383e
ISO 3166 code XK
  1. Pristina is the capital and Prizren is the historic capital of Kosovo.[7]
  2. 2014 estimate. A new estimate from 2018 has been added in order to give a more correct GDP per capita.
  3. Preliminary results of 2011 census, which excluded four northern Serb-majority municipalities where it could not be carried out.
  4. Adopted unilaterally; Kosovo is not a formal member of the eurozone.
  5. Assigned 15 December 2016 to Kosovo by ITU.[8] +381 was previously used for fixed lines. Kosovo-licensed mobile-phone providers used +377 (Monaco) or +386 (Slovenia) instead.
  6. XK is a "user assigned" ISO 3166 code not designated by the standard, but used by the European Commission, Switzerland, the Deutsche Bundesbank and other organisations. However, ISO 3166-2:RS remains in use.

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