Church in downtown Kosovo.

The Republic of Kosova (Kosovo)

The Kosovo Declaration of Independence was adopted on February 17, 2008 at a meeting of the Assembly of Kosovo. The participants unanimously declared Kosovo to be independent from Serbia, while all 11 representatives of the Serb minority boycotted the proceedings. It was the second declaration of independence by Kosovo's Albanian-majority political institutions (the first was proclaimed on September 7, 1990).

The legality of the declaration and whether it was an act of the Assembly has been disputed. Serbia sought international validation and support for its stance that the declaration was illegal, and in October 2008 requested a judgment from the International Court of Justice. The Court determined that the declaration did not violate international law.

Government and Politics

Assembly of the Republic of Kosova

CIA World Factbook: Kosovo

Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosova

Office of the President of the Republic of Kosova

State Portal of the Republic of Kosova

Wikipedia: 2008 Kosovo Declaration of Independence


Republic of Kosovo Universities Directory

National and University Library of Kosovo (in Albanian)

Kosova Academy of Science and Arts (in Albanian)

National Research Council: The National Research Programme of the Republic of Kosovo (DRAFT)

Human Rights

Republic of Kosova: Strategy and Action Plan on Human Rights

Youth Initiative for Human Rights: Kosovo and Kosovo Women’s Network Condemn Gender Discrimination in Kosovo


Kosovo Facts and Figures

Lonely Planet: Kosovo History

Protests and Abuses


Official Holidays

Public Holidays in Kosovo


Kosovo Travel Guide (National Geographic)

Kosovo - Wikitravel


Museums in Kosovo

Balkan Museum Network

Kosova Museum


Languages of Kosovo (Wikipedia)

Kosovo (Encyclopaedia Brittanica)

Learn Albanian Language Basics


Wikipedia: Literature_in_Kosovo


Kosovo (Wikipedia)

Cultural Heritage of Kosovo

Database of Cultural Heritage of Kosovo

Kosovo Culture

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport

Films and Cinema

Wikipedia: Cinema_of_Kosovo

Kosovo Film, Pristina


Food (Be In Kosovo)

Food in Kosovo Adds Flavor to The Balkan Experience

Media in Kosovo

Official Gazette of the Republic of Kosova


Kosovo Foundation for Open Society