Manastirica (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастирица; Albanian: Manastiricë; Bosnian: Manastirica) is a village in the Prizren Municipality in southern Kosovo, close to the border between Kosovo and North Macedonia.
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The village of Manastirica was settled by construction workers who took part in the construction of the Visoki Dečani Monastery in the early 1300s. As a sign of gratitude for their work, these workers were gifted the village of Manastirica to settle by the Serbian king Stefan Dečanski following completion of the build.
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- 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.
- Novak, Viktor (1954). Историјски часопис 4 (1952-1953). Yugoslavia: Istorijski institut.