Kosovo is a country located in the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. It declared independence from Serbia in 2008, and is currently recognized by more than 110 UN member states as an independent state. Kosovo has a diverse population of around 1.8 million people, with Albanians making up the majority and Serbs being the largest minority. The capital and largest city is Pristina. The country has a rich cultural heritage, including medieval monasteries and mosques, and is known for its beautiful natural landscapes. Despite facing challenges related to economic development and political stability, Kosovo has made significant progress in recent years and is working towards EU integration.