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.
Visoki Dečani Monastery
|District||District of Gjakova|
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
During the 1998–1999 war, Deçan was one of the strongholds of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and subsequently suffered a large . The medieval Serbian Orthodox Visoki Dečani monastery stands around 2 km to the west of the town.
- 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.
- Albanian: Deçan, pronounced [dɛˈtʃan]
- Serbian Cyrillic: Дечани, pronounced [dɛ̌t͡ʃani];
or Dečane Serbian Cyrillic: Дечане
- "Kosovo Census". Retrieved February 24, 2021.