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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on 17th February 2008. It is not recognised by a large number of countries. About 5.3% of the population are ethnic Serbs, concentrated in the municipalities of Leposavić/Leposaviq External, Zubin Potok External and Zvečan/Zveçan External north of Mitrovica External on the Serbian border, around Štrpce/Shtërpcë External on the Macedonian border, and in pockets throughout the rest of the country. It is likely that in many of these areas Serbian currency, postal codes and so on will continue to be used.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Kosovo - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



1 798 188 (2020 estimate) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code

GRC Country Code


Kosovo - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 6th May 2021

In Albanian:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

In Serbian:


(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Kosovo - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 6th May 2021

Kosovo - Languages


Gheg-Albanian External is spoken by the majority of the population, with Serbian External spoken by the minority Serbian population. Both are official languages. Other languages found are Turkish, Gorani, Romani and Bosnian.

Kosovo - Address format


Addresses are formatted in this way:

   thoroughfare type[ ]Thoroughfare name[ ]number
   postal code[ ]SETTLEMENT

For example:


Addresses will also be found written in Serbian.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Kosovo - Post office box


This is written kutia postare nr. (abbreviated to K.P.) in Albanian. In Serbian it is either Poštanski Fah, abbreviated to PF or Poštanski Pregradak, abbreviated to PP .

Kosovo - Postal codes


Kosovo started using its own postal code (Kodi Postar or Poštanski Kod) system, also a block of 5 digits (often written with a space between the second and third digits), in 2005. The codes for Prishtina begin with 10, Prizreni with 20, Peja with 30, Mitrovica with 40, Gjakova with 50, Gjilani with 60, and Ferizaj with 70. Serbian codes are likely to continue to be used in the main Serbian enclaves.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Kosovo - Postal code format graphic


Kosovo - Postal code format

Kosovo - Postal code specifics

Kosovo - Postal code regular expression

\A(1[0-6]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9]|2[0-4]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9]|3[0-2]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9]|4[0-3]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9]|5[0-1]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9]|6[0-2]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9]|7[0-3]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z

Kosovo - Postal code level of coverage


Kosovo - Postal code map


Place names in Kosovo


   Note: This section last updated 1st November 2016

Given the political situation, settlement names used will increasingly be the Albanian rather than the Serbian version, but the use of the version which matches the language of the recipient is essential.

Refer to Exonyms in Kosovo for full lists of place names in Kosovo in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Kosovo - Administrative districts


Kosovo is divided into seven districts External (the list below is written Serbian name/Albanian name):

    Đakovica/Gjakova External
    Gnjilane/Gjilani External 
    Kosovska Mitrovica/Mitrovica External 
    Peć/Peja External 
    Priština/Prishtina External 
    Prizren/Prizreni External
    Uroševac/Ferizaji External 

These are further divided into 30 municipalities.

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Kosovo


   Note: This section last updated 14th June 2017

Kosovan numbers have 8 digits. Mobile numbers commence with a 4.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/kosovo/admin/ External 20230120

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