GEOGRAPHYLand area: 10.908 km²
Terrain: Low flood plains throughout central Kosovo, surrounded by mountains to the north, west and south.
Land Use: 52% agriculture, 39% forests Largest City: Prishtina - est. pop. 500,000
1.8 million people composed of about 90% Albanian, 5%Serbs, 2% Muslim Slavs (Bosniaks, Gorani), 2% Roma and 1% Turks Distribution: 42% urban, 58% rural
app. 500.000 people living abroad.
Albanian, Serbian, English
2012 close to 2.5 percent.
Two tier Banking System consisting of Central Banking Authority of Kosovo and 10 private Banks, 10 Insurance companies and 1 mandatory pension schemeEnterprises:
114.131 SME in 2012, app. 50% of total SME engaged in trade industry. 600 Socially Owned Enterprises of which 300 already privatizedBudget:
In 2012 totalling est. 1.5 billion euro.Tariff duties:
Customs duties: 10% on imports; Excise tax on fuel, tobacco alcohol and luxury goods. No duties and taxes on exports.
VAT 16%, Corporate Profit TAX 10 %, Wage Tax progressive max. 10%Free trade:
Cheap and well educated workforce, enviable natural resources (mining, agriculture), low and transparent tax system, high purchase power through remittances (app. 340 million annually), customs free access to the EU market and CEFTA members market
120 seats, of which 20 set aside for minorities