Flag of Kosovo

Kosovo Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesXK, XKX
Official NameRepublic of Kosovo
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Calling Code+383
Member OfCentral European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
PopulationApproximately 1.8 million (as of 2023)
Total AreaApproximately 10,887 square kilometers
Highest PointĐeravica Peak (2,656 meters or 8,714 feet)
Lowest PointDrin River (297 meters or 974 feet)
GDP Per CapitaEstimated at around $4,300 USD (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyEstimated at around 71 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.xk

Kosovo National Anthem


Europe, Europe,
No more war in your realm,
Never again a bloodied hand,
We live in freedom and peace,

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Kosovo Flag

The flag of Kosovo, officially adopted on February 17, 2008, holds significant historical and cultural symbolism. The flag came into existence following Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia.

The flag features a blue background, symbolizing Kosovo’s aspirations for integration into the European Union. On this blue field, a map of Kosovo is depicted in gold, representing the richness of the land and its cultural heritage. Above the map, six white stars form an arc, symbolizing Kosovo’s major ethnic groups: Albanians, Serbs, Turks, Gorani, Roma, and Bosniaks.

Prior to the adoption of this flag, Kosovo used various flags due to its political status. The current flag was chosen as a result of a competition organized by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), ensuring it would not provoke ethnic tensions and would symbolize unity and inclusion.

The adoption of the flag marked a new chapter in Kosovo’s history, reflecting a break from the past and a commitment to a multi-ethnic, inclusive future. Its design also aims to convey a message of peace, stability, and hope in a region that has experienced significant turmoil.

The flag of Kosovo is unique in its symbolism, avoiding traditional national emblems and instead focusing on inclusivity and future aspirations. It serves as a representation of Kosovo’s journey towards sovereignty, peace, and integration with the broader international community.