Kosovo Demographics

What is the population of Kosovo?

Population 1,932,774
Nationality Noun Kosovar (Albanian), Kosovac (Serbian)
Nationality Adjective Kosovar (Albanian), Kosovski (Serbian)
Ethnic Groups Albanians 88%, Serbs 7%, other 5% (Bosniak, Gorani, Roma, Turk, Ashkali, Egyptian)
Languages Spoken Albanian (official), Serbian (official), Bosnian, Turkish, Roma

Kosovo Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Kosovo?

Median Age 27 Years
Median Age - female 27 Years
Median Age - male 27 Years

Kosovo Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Kosovo median age, birth rate and death rates

Median Age 27 Years
Median Age - female 27 Years
Median Age - male 27 Years
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.08
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.11
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.12
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.08
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .73

Kosovo Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Kosovo?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical facilities in Kosovo consist of private medical clinics and the government sponsored University Clinical Center. Quality controls are lacking in many medical facilities. Medical care is below Western European or U.S. standards. Supplies are often in short supply, and sufficient hygiene and nursing care is lacking. The KFOR Medical Division does not provide care or medical evacuation for non-military personnel. You can find information on vaccinations and other health precautions on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Routine vaccinations are recommended for travel to Kosovo, and include Hepatitis A vaccination, Hepatitis B vaccination, and up to date Tetanus, Measles Mumps and Rubella.

Kosovo Education

What is school like in Kosovo?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 4.3%
Literacy - female 87.5%
Literacy - male 96.6%
Literacy - total population 91.9%

Kosovo Literacy

Can people in Kosovo read?

Literacy - female 87.5%
Literacy - male 96.6%
Literacy - total population 91.9%
Predominant Language Albanian (official), Serbian (official), Bosnian, Turkish, Roma

Kosovo Crime

Is Kosovo a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

High unemployment and other economic factors encourage criminal activity. Street crimes-- in particular thefts and purse snatchings-- are serious problems in Kosovo, especially in Pristina. Criminals often commit crimes while armed, often with handguns. Foreigners can be targets of crime, as criminals assume that they carry cash. Likewise, foreigners’ homes and vehicles, and international non-governmental organization (NGO) offices can be targeted for burglaries.

The Kosovo Police (KP) carry out normal police functions. EULEX personnel mentor, advise, and monitor both the police and other local authorities and institutions; they also have a limited policing role on certain issues. The judicial system is still developing with international oversight.

Take some time before travel to learn how to improve your personal security—things are not the same everywhere as they are in the United States. Here are some useful tips for personal security.

Do not buy counterfeit or pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Kosovo Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Kosovo, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own, and criminal penalties vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States; for instance, you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Kosovo, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

If Arrested: While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the event that you are arrested or detained overseas.

Civilian institutions, including the criminal justice system, are not presently functioning at a level consistent with Western standards.

Persons violating Kosovo's laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Kosovo are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

Kosovo Population Comparison

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