Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kosovo Recognized by Chad (Total: 91/193)

Map of countries that recognize the Republic of Kosovo as independent, updated for June 2012
Countries recognizing the Republic of Kosovo in green, with the most recent, Chad, in lighter green (click to enlarge). Kosovo in magenta. Map by Evan Centanni, modified from public domain wiki map (source).
Flag of the Republic of Kosovo Country Name:  
• Kosovo (English, Serbian)
• Kosova (Albanian)
Official Name:  
Republic of Kosovo (English)
Republika e Kosovës (Albanian)
Republika Kosovo (Serbian)
Capital: Priština
Kosovo Recognition Update
In the month or so since our last report on Kosovo, one more U.N. member country has offered diplomatic recognition to the breakaway state. Chad, a diverse country in Central Africa, recognized the Republic of Kosovo on June 1, one month after a meeting between their Foreign Ministers. A southeastern European state which seceded from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is now officially considered independent by 91 U.N. member countries (47%) plus non-member Taiwan. It has not been admitted as a member of the U.N., due to objections from Serbia, Russia, and other countries which consider it to be part of Serbia. For more on Kosovo's special situation, see Kosovo Diplomatic Recognition Continues.

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Flag graphic by Cradel (source). License: CC BY-SA