Lumbardhi i Prizrenit

The Lumbardhi i Prizrenit or Prizren Bistrica (Albanian: Bistrica e Prizrenit; Serbian: Призренска Бистрица / Prizrenska Bistrica)[1] is a river in Kosovo[a]. It flows through the villages of Sredska and Prizren, and empties into the White Drin river. It is 18 km (11 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 158 km2 (61 sq mi). It stems from the Sharr Mountains.

Prizren's Lumbardh
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Prizren's Lumbardh in Prizren during winter
Native name
  • Lumbardhi i Prizrenit  (Albanian)
  • Bistrica e Prizrenit  (Albanian)
  • Призренска Бистрица  (Serbian)
  • Prizrenska Bistrica  (Serbian)
Physical characteristics
 • locationGornje Ljubinje, Sharr Mountains, Srecka near Prizren
 • location
White Drin, near the village Muradem, Kosovo
 • coordinates
42°12′23″N 20°37′49″E / 42.2064°N 20.6303°E / 42.2064; 20.6303Coordinates: 42°12′23″N 20°37′49″E / 42.2064°N 20.6303°E / 42.2064; 20.6303
Length18 km (11 mi)
Basin size158 km2 (61 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionWhite DrinDrinAdriatic Sea

The most important tributaries of Prizren's Lumbardh are Shartica, Petroshnica, Drajçica, Lubinja, Jabllanica and Lumi i Manastirit.


The river's name, Lumbardh, literally translates to White River in Albanian. The adjective, i Prizrenit, differentiates it from the other Lumbardh tributaries of the White Drin (Albanian: Drinit të Bardhë) in the Dukagjini area.

The name Bistrica means "clearwater" in Serbian. The adjective Prizrenska, "of Prizren", is added to distinguish it from other Bistrica rivers in the Dukagjini region: Dečani Bistrica ("of Dečani"), Peć Bistrica ("of Peja/Peć"), Kožnjar Bistrica ("of Kožnjar"), Loćane Bistrica ("of Lloqan/Loćane"), etc.

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  1. ^ a b The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 97 UN member states (with another 15 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 96 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.


  1. ^ "Bistrica (Kosovo)". MEMIM Encyclopedia. Retrieved 29 April 2016.