The mountains run laterally through the west along the border with Albania and Montenegro. Libri Shkollor (2005). During the early and late Middle Ages, the entire Balkan Peninsula had been Christianised initially by the Romans and subsequently by the Byzantine Empire. By 1998, international pressure compelled Yugoslavia to sign a ceasefire and partially withdraw its security forces. Most of the borders of Kosovo are dominated by mountainous and high terrain.  Over an 82-year period (1921–2003) the population of Kosovo grew to 460% of its original size. , Nowadays the situation has changed, and the health care system in Kosovo is organised into three sectors: primary, secondary and tertiary health care. , After many weeks of discussions at the UN, the United States, United Kingdom and other European members of the Security Council formally 'discarded' a draft resolution backing Ahtisaari's proposal on 20 July 2007, having failed to secure Russian backing. After early results, Hashim Thaçi who was on course to gain 35 per cent of the vote, claimed victory for PDK, the Democratic Party of Kosovo, and stated his intention to declare independence. The most prominent sports in Kosovo include football, basketball, judo, boxing, volleyball and handball. The description of Kosovo's potential in tourism is closely related to its geographical location, in the center of the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe. Today, Kosovo has the highest percentage of Muslims in Europe after Turkey.  Albanians felt that their status as a "minority" in Yugoslavia had made them second-class citizens in comparison with the "nations" of Yugoslavia and demanded that Kosovo be a constituent republic, alongside the other republics of Yugoslavia. Preschool education is for children from the ages of one to five. Historian Noel Malcolm challanges this view, using Ottoman documents that recorded migrants coming into the Kosovo region from the 15th to the 18th century and Albanian Catholic sources from the 17th century of northern Albania which recorded migrations out of the region, Malcolm argues majority of the migrants into the Kosovo region during this period were not Albanian. The Albanians threatened to march all the way to Salonika and reimpose Abdul Hamid. Beginning in March 1981, Kosovar Albanian students of the University of Pristina organised protests seeking that Kosovo become a republic within Yugoslavia and demanding their human rights.  By June, Milošević agreed to a foreign military presence in Kosovo and the withdrawal of his troops. Viktorija is the only artist from Kosovo who represented Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Aska in 1982. In 1963, it was raised from the level of an autonomous region to the level of an autonomous province as the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (1963–1968). It is governed by legislative, executive and judicial institutions, which derive from the constitution, although, until the Brussels Agreement, North Kosovo was in practice largely controlled by institutions of Serbia or parallel institutions funded by Serbia. Thracian names are absent in western Dardania; some Illyrian names appear in the eastern parts. These include partially recognized countries that have a code, like Kosovo, and border countries, like Turkey and Armenia. Human settlement during the Paleolithic has not yet been confirmed by archaeological expeditions. Kosovo’s new country code was used to make a call for the first time on Thursday, but Kosovo Telecom says it will take up to 18 months to phase out the other codes operating in the country. All 11 digit codes refer to specific branches, while 8 digit codes (or those ending in 'XXX') refer to the head or primary office. The most noticeable topographical features are the Prokletije and the Šar Mountains. 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The Kosovar country code and Kosovo area code chart below gives you the necessary information for calling Kosovar cities. Mean monthly temperature ranges between 0 °C (32 °F) (in January) and 22 °C (72 °F) (in July). Once the remaining European route (E80) from Pristina to Merdare section project will be completed, the motorway will link Kosovo through the present European route (E80) highway with the Pan-European corridor X (E75) near Niš in Serbia. Kosovo (/ˈkɒsəvoʊ, ˈkoʊ-/; Albanian: Kosova or Kosovë, pronounced [kɔˈsɔva] or [kɔˈsɔvə]; Serbian Cyrillic: Косово, pronounced [kôsoʋo]), officially the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Republika e Kosovës; Serbian: Република Косово / Republika Kosovo), is a partially-recognised state and disputed territory in Southeastern Europe. 383 Country Code – Kosovo – 00383 383 is the country code for Kosovo. The rise of nationalism hampered relations between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo, due to influence from Russians, Austrians and Ottomans. Countries like Russia, Serbia, China, Iran, North Korea, and Syria do not recognize Kosovo as an independent state. It suffered from the combined results of political upheaval, the Serbian dismissal of Kosovo employees and the following Yugoslav Wars. Kosovo is highly dependent on remittances from the diaspora, FDI and other capital inflows. Most of central Kosovo is dominated by the vast plains and fields of Metohija and Kosovo. The most used code is 383. The judiciary is composed of the Supreme Court and subordinate courts, a Constitutional Court, and independent prosecutorial institutions.  Nevertheless, the climate is strongly influenced by Kosovo's proximity to the Adriatic Sea in the west, the Aegean Sea in the south as well as the European continental landmass in the north.. The southeast is predominantly the Šar Mountains, which constitute the border with North Macedonia. Kosovo (Serbian Cyrillic: Косово, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [kôsoʋo]) is the Serbian neuter possessive adjective of kos (кос) "blackbird", an ellipsis for Kosovo Polje, 'blackbird field', the name of a plain situated in the eastern half of today's Kosovo and the site of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo Field.