Kosovo District

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[a] was part of Serbia. The district still exists de jure, despite the fact that Serbian government accepted civil UN administration over Kosovo.

Kosovo District
Косовски округ
Kosovski okrug
Location of Kosovo District in Serbia
Location of Kosovo District in Serbia
Country Serbia
CapitalPristina
ISO 3166 codeRS-25
Municipalities9 and 1 city

It was located in the middle and had a population of 672,292. Its capital was Pristina.

MunicipalitiesEdit

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.

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.

See alsoEdit

Note: All official material made by Serbia public Information was taken from the Government of Serbia's official website.

Coordinates: 42°44′00″N 21°10′00″E / 42.7333°N 21.1667°E / 42.7333; 21.1667