704 thousand Kosovars live abroad

By: Valon Xoxa    May 2, 2014

Germany leads as a host country with roughly 35.25%, followed by Switzerland with 22.94%, thus making them two of the countries with the biggest Kosovar diaspora communities.

At a conference held on 24th of April 2014, the Kosovar Agency of Statistics published the “Kosovar Migration” report where extensive data was presented regarding the Kosovar Migration.The report sheds light on data gathered from 2011 population census as well as various other sources of international migratory patterns. The information regarding international migratory patters were mainly focused on the period between 1969 till 2011.

The total population of Kosovo, including the emgrants and those of Kosovan origin is 2,483,999. The resident population of Kosovo counts to 1,780,021, whereas the emigrant populaiton acounts for 550,000, the approximated population believed to have Kosovan origins (born abroad) is 154,978. Thus, the population of Kosovar diaspora (emigrants and those born abroad) is 703,978. Germany(35.25%) and Switzerland(22.94%) are the two countries with the greatest Kosovar communities.

The head of ASK, Isa Krasniqi argued that the Migration Report contains the demographic and socio-economic scope, thus for the researchers and various think tanks and institutions, the report will be a great source and important literature in understanding the migratory trends on the scope of reproductive,gender and age based studies.

The original article was posted at Albinfo.ch Click here to read the original article.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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