Gojbulja

Gojbulja (Serbian Cyrillic: Гојбуља) is a settlement in the Vučitrn municipality in the disputed region 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.

Gojbulë

Gojbulë is located in Kosovo
Gojbulë
Gojbulë
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°50′56″N 20°59′30″E / 42.84889°N 20.99167°E / 42.84889; 20.99167
LocationKosovo[a]
DistrictDistrict of Mitrovica
MunicipalityVučitrn
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total588
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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

HistoryEdit

Gojbulja is mentioned for the first time in an Ottoman defter (tax register) of 1455, as a village with 33 Serb houses, and a Serbian Orthodox 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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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. 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.

ReferencesEdit

  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.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