Gojbulja (Serbian Cyrillic: Гојбуља) or Gojbulë is a settlement in the Vushtrri municipality of Kosovo. The rural settlement lies on a cadastral area with the same name, with 692 hectares. It lies 687 m above sea level. The village is exclusively inhabited by Serbs, and is one of the Serbian enclaves in Kosovo; in the 1991 census, it had 454 inhabitants.

The village of Gojbulja, in the north of Kosovo
The village of Gojbulja, in the north of Kosovo
Gojbulë is located in Kosovo
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°50′56″N 20°59′30″E / 42.84889°N 20.99167°E / 42.84889; 20.99167
DistrictDistrict of Mitrovica
 • Total588
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Today, it is one of four Serbian villages in Vushtrri, with ca. 300 residents.[2] There is a local elementary school in the village.


Gojbulja is mentioned for the first time in an Ottoman defter (tax register) of 1455, as a village with 33 houses, and a church, dedicated to Parascheva (Sv. Petka). On the tumulus of that old church, which lies at the rural cemetery, a new Church dedicated to Parascheva was built in 1986. The church was burnt during the 2004 unrest in Kosovo.[2] In 2006 it was desecrated and looted.[3] The church, parish house and the people's refectory are restored, but there is much effort left for the restoration of the interior and to make it available for regular services.[2] The village is part of the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Raška and Prizren.

Demographic history
Ethnic group 1948 1953 1961 1971 1981[4] 1991
Serbs 423 (100%)
Total[5] 449 502 482 473 423 454


  1. ^ The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 101 out of 193 (52.3%) UN member states (with another 13 recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition), while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own territory.


  1. ^ 2011 Kosovo Census results
  2. ^ a b c Bishop Teodosije serves the Liturgy in Gojbulja and visits Vucitrn
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2012-02-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 1981 Census, Kosovo Archived March 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (Preliminary)
  5. ^ "Kosovo censuses 1948–1991". Archived from the original on 2020-01-13. Retrieved 2012-02-16.