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Kosovo Geography 2017
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Kosovo Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Southeast Europe, between Serbia and Macedonia

Geographic coordinates:
42 35 N, 21 00 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 10,887 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 10,887 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 169

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Delaware

Land boundaries:
total: 714 km
border countries (4): Albania 112 km, Macedonia 160 km, Montenegro 76 km, Serbia 366 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
influenced by continental air masses resulting in relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns; Mediterranean and alpine influences create regional variation; maximum rainfall between October and December

Terrain:
flat fluvial basin at an elevation of 400-700 m above sea level surrounded by several high mountain ranges with elevations of 2,000 to 2,500 m

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Drini i Bardhe/Beli Drim 297 m (located on the border with Albania) highest point: Gjeravica/Deravica 2,656 m

Natural resources:
nickel, lead, zinc, magnesium, lignite, kaolin, chrome, bauxite

Land use:
agricultural land: 52.8% arable land 27.4%; permanent crops 1.9%; permanent pasture 23.5%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 41.7%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 5.5% (2001 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
pockets of agglomeration exist throughout the country, the largest being in the east in and around the capital of Pristina

Geography - note:
the 41-km long Nerodimka River divides into two branches each of which flows into a different sea: the northern branch flows into the Sitnica River, which via the Ibar, Morava, and Danube Rivers ultimately flows into the Black Sea; the southern branch flows via the Lepenac and Vardar Rivers into the Aegean Sea

NOTE: The information regarding Kosovo on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kosovo Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kosovo Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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