District of Prizren
The Prizren District (Albanian: Rajoni i Prizrenit; Serbian: Призренски округ, Prizrenski okrug) is one of the seven districts of Kosovo[a]. Its seat is in the city of Prizren. According to the 2011 Census, it has a population of 331,670 and an area of 2,024 square km (around 20% of the total area of Kosovo). Albanians form the majority of the district (85%). However, the district of Prizren is home to the biggest Bosniak and Turkish population in Kosovo, who make around 10% of the district's total population.
Rajoni i Prizrenit
Location of Prizren District in Kosovo
|• Total||1,397 km2 (539 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
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The district of Prizren has a total of 5 municipalities and 195 other smaller settlements.
|Municipality||Population (2011)||Area (km2)||Density (km2)||Settlements|
Next to the standard provincial Albanian, Serbian and Bosnian, Turkish is also an official language and widely spoken in this district. The municipality of Mamusha is home to around 5,000 Turkish-language speakers.
|Ashkali and Balkan Egyptians||5,048||1.5|
|Others and no response||1,353||0.4|
|a.||^ 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, but 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 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.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Prizren District.|
- "DRP e Prizrenit: Area". Kosovo Police.
- "Komunat në rajonin e Prizrenit".
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- "OSCE Prizren: Ethnic groups (2011 Kosovo census)". OSCE.