As the capital of the second newest country in the world, Pristina is a growing city finds its own vibe and flavor. The large yellow statue in the city center that spells out NEWBORN is a good symbol for a nation that has only been independent since 2008. The population is mainly ethnically Albanian and the major religion is Islam though there is freedom of religion and most Muslims in Kosovo are not devoutly practicing Muslims.
Though hampered by a slow economy and by the long road to becoming a sovereign nation, Kosovo is proud to be independent. Pristina has a population of around 200,000 people, and is home to the University of Pristina where almost 50,000 young people are studying. Currently there are few ministries to these young people who are very open to the West and love to meet people from other places.