District of Prizren

The Prizren District (Albanian: Rajoni i Prizrenit; Turkish: Prizren ili) 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
Location of Prizren District in Kosovo
Location of Prizren District in Kosovo
 • 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
Village near Prizren called Pouska


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

Municipality Population (2011) Area (km2) Density (km2) Settlements
Prizen 177,781 284 626.0 74
Suva Reka 59,722 306 178.5 42
Mališevo 54,613 361 165.4 43
Dragash 33,997 435 78.2 35
Mamuša 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.   ^ The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 100 UN member states (with another 13 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 93 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.


  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.