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Kosovo

Kosovo
  • Capital city: Pristina
  • Population: 1.86m (2014 estimate)
  • Size of country: 10,908 km2
  • Currency: Euro
  • Power supply: The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz
  • Sockets: 2 pin round socket
  • Language: Albanian and Serbian are the official languages. Other recognized regional languages are Bosnian, Turkish, Gorani and Romani.
  • Time difference: GMT +1 hour
  • Visas: British nationals only require a valid passport to enter Kosovo
  • Religion: Kosovo is officially a secular state. Approximately 95% of the population follow Islam whilst just under 4% are Christians.
  • Popular dishes: Pies are very popular in Kosovo, particularly Flija which is made from thin pancake layers with a yoghurt filling. Simple grilled meats are also a staple of the diet often served with a red pepper relish called Hajvar.
  • Popular drinks: Strong Turkish coffee is very popular in Kosovo, whilst homebrewed raki is commonly offered as a welcome drink to visitors.
  • Did you know: Kosovo declared independence in February 2008 making it the second youngest country in the world after South Sudan.
  • FCO advice: FCO Travel Advice for Kosovo<\a>
  • World Travel Guide: World Travel Guide Kosovo<\a>
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