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Kosovo ppt

  1. 1. Kosovo Know your community: know your world.
  2. 2. Speaker Profile (Basic Information…hometown, career, family, etc…)
  3. 3. Kosovo on the Map
  4. 4. Basic Information Full name: Republic of Kosovo Population: approximately 2.2 million Capital: Prishtina Largest city: Prishtina Major language: Albanian and Serbian Major religion: Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Life expectancy: 64 Monetary unit: Euro GPD per capita: € 2,065 (about $2,316) (Adapted from beinkosovo.com)
  5. 5. Significant Historical Events • 12th century: Kosovo is the center of the Serbian empire. • 1389: Turkish troops defeat the armies of Kosovo and Serbia, seizing control of the region. • 1912: During the Balkan Wars, Serbia regains control of Kosovo from the Turks. • 1946: Kosovo becomes part of Yugoslavia. • 1990: Albanian legislators declare Kosovo independent from Serbia. • 1992: War erupts between ethnic groups. • 1999: Nato intervenes to end the conflict. • 2001: Kosovo holds its first election. • 2006: A Serbian referendum declares that Kosovo is part of Serbia, Kosovo later declares independence. • 2011: Serbia and Kosovo’s governments talk and arrange border- crossing regulations. (Adapted from BBC News and reuters.com)
  6. 6. Famous Landmarks • Sinan Pasha Mosque • Visoki Dečani • Monastery of the Patriarchate of Peć • Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa • Newborn monument • Field of Blackbirds • Skanderbeg Statue
  7. 7. Languages Hello: Bye: Yes: No: Thank you: You’re Welcome: Please: I love you: How are you?:
  8. 8. Government Structure: Parliamentary Republic Composed of Executive branch, single house legislature, and judicial branch Current President: Atifete Jahjaga Prime Minister: Hashim Thaci
  9. 9. Current Issues and Events • Independence • Gender Equality • Serbian and Albanian ethnic relations • European Union membership
  10. 10. Economics Currency: Euro Main Exports: Manufactured goods Raw materials Food Fuel
  11. 11. Everyday Life Typical day for a child: Typical day for an adult:
  12. 12. Marriage and Gender Roles Bridal Face Painting
  13. 13. Holidays and Festivals • Independence Day: February 17th, Kosovars celebrate their autonomy. • Orthodox Christmas Day and Easter Morning: The Orthodox church celebrates these holidays according to the Julian calendar, so Christmas is January 7th while the date of Easter varies each year. • Sugar Feast: At the end of a month of fasting, Muslims enjoy a sweet feast. • Feast of Sacrifice: Muslims sacrifice an animal, such as a sheep, goat, or cow, in commemoration of Abraham’s sacarifice of a ram to Allah. • Constitution Day: April 9th, the people of Kosovo celebrate the creation of their constitution.
  14. 14. Sports Most Popular: Soccer Handball Volleyball Basketball
  15. 15. Food • Flija (layered pie with yogurt filling). • Raznjici (skewered meat). • Hajvar (red pepper paste). • Cevapcici (charcoal-grilled minced meat). • Sarma or japrak (vine or cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice). • Pljeskavica (meat patties of beef and lamb). • Llokuma (fried dough puffs served with yoghurt and garlic or honey) (Adapted from worldtravelguide.net)
  16. 16. Traditional Dance
  17. 17. Sources and Links • http://beinkosovo.com/ • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-18328859 • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/kv.html • http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=2,1 (Kosovo’s ministry of foreign affairs) • http://www.kosovodiaspora.org

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