Deçan[b] or Dečani,[c] is a town and the seat of the eponymous municipality in Kosovo[a]. According to the 2011 census, the town of has 3,803 inhabitants, while the municipality has 40,019 inhabitants.[1]

Deçan

Visoki Dečani Monastery
Visoki Dečani Monastery
Official seal of Deçan
Seal
Deçan is located in Kosovo
Deçan
Deçan
Deçan is located in Europe
Deçan
Deçan
Coordinates: 42°32′N 20°17′E / 42.533°N 20.283°E / 42.533; 20.283Coordinates: 42°32′N 20°17′E / 42.533°N 20.283°E / 42.533; 20.283
CountrySerbia[a]
DistrictDistrict of Gjakova
MunicipalityDeçan
Elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,803
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
51000
Area code(s)+383
Vehicle registration03
Websitekk.rks-gov.net/decan

During the 1998–1999 war, Deçan was one of the strongholds of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and subsequently suffered a large .[citation needed] The medieval Serbian Orthodox Visoki Dečani monastery stands around 2 km to the west of the town.

GeographyEdit

Geographically, Deçan is located in the Bjeshkët e Nemuna mountain region. It is surrounded by the Beleg Mountain.

CultureEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
  2. ^ Albanian: Deçan, pronounced [dɛˈtʃan]
  3. ^ Serbian Cyrillic: Дечани, pronounced [dɛ̌t͡ʃani];
    or Dečane Serbian Cyrillic: Дечане

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kosovo Census". Retrieved February 24, 2021.

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