Districts of Kosovo

A District (Albanian: Qark, or Rajon; Serbian: Округ / Okrug or Дистрикт / Distrikt or Регион / Region)[1] is the highest level of administrative divisions of Kosovo.[a][2] The districts of Kosovo are based on the 2000 Reform of the UNMIK-Administration.

Districts of Kosovo
Created byConstitution of Kosovo
Populations174,235 (Peja) – 477,312 (Pristina)
Areas1,000 km2 (400 sq mi) (Ferizaj) – 2,500 km2 (950 sq mi) (Pristina)

UNMIK reform of 2000Edit

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) introduced the following changes to the districts and municipalities of Kosovo (UNMIK) in 2000:[citation needed]

Serbia protested the new territorial division and does not see it as legitimate, but by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo administration (UNMIK) implemented it regardless of Serbia's protests, because it has such authority[citation needed] established by virtue of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244.

Districts of KosovoEdit

District Map Area
in km2
in 2011 (rank)
per km2
Municipalities Settlements
District of Ferizaj
(Rajoni i Ferizajit/Uroševački okrug)
  1,030 185,806 180 126[3]
District of Gjakova
(Rajoni i Gjakovës/Đakovički okrug)
  1,129 194,672 170 170[4]
District of Gjilan
(Rajoni i Gjilanit/Gnjilanski okrug)
  1,206 180,783 150 287[5]
District of Mitrovica
(Rajoni i Mitrovicës/Kosovskomitrovački okrug)
  2,077 272,247 110 267[6]
District of Peja
(Rajoni i Pejës/Pećki okrug)
  1,365 174,235 130 118[7]
District of Pristina
(Rajoni i Prishtinës/Prištinski okrug)
  2,470 477,312 223 298[8]
District of Prizren
(Rajoni i Prizrenit/Prizrenski okrug)
  1,397 331,670 240 195[9]


See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


  1. ^ a b The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 97 UN member states (with another 15 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition), while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.


  1. ^ "ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTION No. 14/2009 – MIA ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION" (PDF). Mpb-ks.org. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Republic of Kosovo". Mfa-ks.net. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Ferizajt". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Gjakovës". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Gjilanit". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Mitrovicës". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Pejës". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Komunat e Kosovës: Rajoni Kosovë". Gjiganti.com. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Prizrenit". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.