Kosovo District (Serbian: Косовски округ/Kosovski okrug pronounced [kôsoʋskiː ôkruːɡ], Albanian: Distrikti i Kosoves) was a district of Kosovo and Metohija between 1990 and 1999; at that time, Kosovo was part of Serbia. Kosovo has since declared independence, but from one point of view of the Serbian government the district still exists on paper, despite the fact that Serbian government accepted civil UN administration over Kosovo.
Location of Kosovo District in Serbia
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It was located in the middle and had a population of 672,292. Its capital was Pristina.
The district included the municipalities of:
Culture and historyEdit
In the center of Priština stands the Carsi mosque (Tas mosque), built after the Battle of Kosovo. In the immediate vicinity of Priština there is the site of a settlement from the Neolithic period, as well as of the Roman settlement of Vicianum. Also near Priština is the Gračanica monastery, the last endowment of the Serbian King Stefan Milutin, built in 1315. Its architecture and fresco painting make it one of the most significant medieval monuments in all Europe. Today it is an active monastery for women, and open to visitors.