Geographical features

Kosovo is located in the heart of South East Europe approximately between the 42o and 44o parallels of the northern hemisphere and between the 20o and 22o meridians.

Positioned in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula, Kosovo shares borders with Serbia in the North and East, Macedonia (FYROM) in the South, Albania in the Southwest and Montenegro in the Northwest.

The area of Kosovo is 10.908 km² roughly one third of Belgium and its capital is Prishtina.

Kosovo’s strategic location is supported by a number of highways linking the country to its neighbours and the rest of Europe as well as access to major ports on the Adriatic and Black Sea coasts.

The major highway are:

Montenegro coast highway (south west) 
This highway gives direct access to Montenegro coast and the coast.
 
Besiana/Podujevo highway (north)
Connects northern Kosovo with Serbia.
 
Gjilan/Gnjilane – Bujanovc (Serbia) highway (east) 
Connects eastern Kosovo with Serbia.
 
Prishtina – Shkup/Skopje (Macedonia) highway (south-southeast) 
Connects central and southeast Kosovo with Macedonia.

Highway:

Highway (Ibrahim Rugova) Prishtina – Tirana/Albania 

Regional Center Traveling Distance from Pristina

 City

 km

Shkopje

  86

Sofia

279

Thessalonici

312

Tirana

270

Belgrade             

355

Dures (port city)

250

Sarajevo

390

Bar (port city)

570

Zagreb

741

Budapest

747