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.[4]

Rajoni i Prizrenit
Призренски округ
Location of Prizren District in Kosovo
Location of Prizren District in Kosovo
Country Kosovo[a]
 • Total[1]1,397 km2 (539 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total[1]331,670
 • Rank2nd
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Postal code
Vehicle registration04
HDI (2017)0.717[3]
high · 7th


The district of Prizren has a total of 5 municipalities and 195 other smaller settlements.[2]

Municipality Population (2011) Area (km2) Density (km2) Settlements
Prizren 177,781 284 626.0 74
Theranda (Suhareka) 59,722 306 178.5 42
Malisheva 54,613 361 165.4 43
Sharr (Dragash/Dragaš) 33,997 435 78.2 35
Mamusha 5,507 11 500.6
Prizren District 331,670 1,397 237.4 195



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.

Ethnic groupsEdit

According to the 2011 census, the largest ethnic groups are Albanians. Other important ethnic groups are Bosniaks, Turks, Gorani, Roma and others.

Number %
TOTAL 331,670 100
Albanians 279,909 84.4
Bosniaks 21,027 6.3
Turks 14,425 4.3
Gorani 9,612 2.9
Ashkali and Balkan Egyptians 5,048 1.5
Serbs 246 0.07
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.


  1. ^ "DRP e Prizrenit: Area". Kosovo Police.
  2. ^ a b "Komunat në rajonin e Prizrenit".
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "OSCE Prizren: Ethnic groups (2011 Kosovo census)". OSCE.