Klina (Serbian Cyrillic: Клина, Albanian: Klinë) is a town and municipality located in the District of Peja of north-western Kosovo.[a] According to the 2011 census, the town of Klina has 5,542 inhabitants, while the municipality has 38,496 inhabitants. It is located at the confluence of the river Klina into the White Drin.

Klina

Klina1.jpg
Official logo of Klina
Emblem
Location of the municipality of Klina within Kosovo
Location of the municipality of Klina within Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°37′N 20°34′E / 42.617°N 20.567°E / 42.617; 20.567
CountryKosovo[a]
DistrictDistrict of Peja
 • Municipal309 km2 (119 sq mi)
Elevation
382 m (1,253 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Urban
5,542
 • Municipal
38,496
 • Municipal density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
32000
Area code(s)+381
Car plates03
WebsiteOfficial site

HistoryEdit

During Early Middle Ages, Porphyrogenitus mentions the urban center of Desstinik, today Dersnik/Drsnik, where important archeological discoveries of Roman period were made in August 2013, described as: ...the most important discovery of the past few decades to have been made in Kosovo in the area of archaeology.[1]

SymbolEdit

A symbol of Klina are the Mirusha Waterfalls.

EconomyEdit

There is one bauxite mine operating on the territory of Klina - Grebnik mine.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
196127,153—    
197142,351+4.55%
198154,539+2.56%
199152,266−0.42%
201138,496−1.52%

According to the last official census done in 2011, the municipality of Klina has 38,496 inhabitants. Based on the population estimates from the Kosovo Agency of Statistics in 2016, the municipality has 39,759 inhabitants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic composition
Year/Population Albanians  % Serbs  % Montenegrins  % Roma  % Total
1961 6,756 66.75 7,378 27.17 1,372 5.05 80 0.29 27,153
1971 9,897 78.04 7,864 18.57 1,157 2.73 118 0.28 42,351
1981 15,594 83.60 6,829 12.52 973 1.78 798 1.46 54,539
1991 23,248 82.75 5,209 9.97 621 1.19 1,278 2.45 52,266
January 1999 35,000 78.6 10,000 14.3 5,000 7.1 70,000
2011 37,216 96.7 98 0.25 - - 78 0.2 38,496
Ref: Yugoslav Population Censuses for data through 1991, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe estimates for 1999 and 2006

In September 2014, 12 Egyptian families returned to Klina having spent the last 15 years displaced in Podgorica, Montenegro. The families moved straight into a newly constructed neighbourhood as part of project helping refugees from the Kosovo War return to Kosovo.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

AnnotationsEdit

  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 (this note self-updates) 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. ^ Archaeological discoveries in Dresnik of Klina, the most intriguing discovery of the past few decades, Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sport of Kosovo, 2013-08-15
  2. ^ "Egyptians return to Kosovo after 15 years of displacement". Shanghai Daily. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°37′18″N 20°34′40″E / 42.62167°N 20.57778°E / 42.62167; 20.57778