Junik (Albanian: Junik, definite Albanian form: Juniku; Serbian: Јуник, romanizedJunik) is a town located in Junik Municipality in the Gjakova District in western Kosovo.[a] According to the 2011 census, the town of Junik has 6,053 inhabitants, while the municipality has 6,084 inhabitants. Based on the population estimates from the Kosovo Agency of Statistics in 2016, the municipality has 6,425 inhabitants.

Junik
Junik / Juniku
Јуник
Kulla e Brahim Hoxhës, Junik.jpg
Official logo of Junik
Location of the municipality of Junik within Kosovo
Location of the municipality of Junik within Kosovo
Junik is located in Kosovo
Junik
Junik
Location of Junik within Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°28′34″N 20°16′39″E / 42.47611°N 20.27750°E / 42.47611; 20.27750Coordinates: 42°28′34″N 20°16′39″E / 42.47611°N 20.27750°E / 42.47611; 20.27750
CountryKosovo[a]
DistrictDistrict of Gjakova
MunicipalityJunik Municipality
Municipality2008
Government
 • MayorRuzhdi Shehu (LDK)
Elevation
517 m (1,696 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Urban
6,053
 • Municipal
6,084
Time zoneUTC1
Postal code
50000
Area code(s)+381 390
Websitekk.rks-gov.net/junik

It is located between Deçan and Gjakova along Kosovo's mountainous border with Albania. It is populated with ethnic Albanians. Junik is the hometown of several prominent people including former heavyweight European boxing champion Luan Krasniqi and poet Din Mehmeti.

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  1. ^ a b 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 recognised as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states have recognised Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

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