Kosovo is a small country in south-eastern Europe. It shares borders with Serbia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. The capital city is Pristina. Kosovo is not part of the European Union but uses the Euro as its currency. Kosovo is only recognised as an independent country by about half of the countries in the world - other countries consider it to be a province of Serbia.
Until 2008 Kosovo was part of Serbia, previously it had been part of Serbia and Montenegro and before that a part of Yugoslavia. Kosovo declared itself independent in 2008.
Kosovo has many rivers, lakes and forests. There is one national park: Šar Mountains National Park.
The population of Kosovo is 1.7 million. Kosovan Albanians make up about 90 percent of the population. Serbians are the largest minority group. The main religons are Islam and Christians (both Orthodox and Catholic). It is not clear how many people follow these religions because census don't ask these questions.
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