Kosovo (capital Pristina) amid its neighbors
World Factbook: "Over the past few years Kosovo's economy has shown significant progress in transitioning to a market-based system and maintaining macroeconomic stability, but it is still highly dependent on the international community and the diaspora for financial and technical assistance."
Labor force in agriculture
2008: Albanians 92%, other (Serb, Bosniak, Gorani, Roma, Turk, Ashkali, Egyptian) 8%
July 2013 estimate: 1,847,708
Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic
Southeastern Europe. Slightly larger than Delaware, 10,887 square kilometers.
Chief of state: Atifete Jahjaga (president) since 7 April 2011, Muslim (female), Independent. Head of government: Hashim Thaci (prime minister) since 9 January 2008, Muslim, Democratic Party (leftist).
President is elected for a five-year term by the Assembly. The prime minister is elected by the Assembly. The Assembyl has 120 members. One hundred of these members are elected by popular vote for four-year terms. Ten of the 120 members are ethnic Serbs and 10 others are members are of other ethnic minorities.
On 17 February 2008, the Kosovo Assembly declared its independence from Serbia.
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