Manastirica, Prizren

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.

Manastirica
Village
Manastirica is located in Kosovo
Manastirica
Manastirica
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°08′06″N 20°48′19″E / 42.13500°N 20.80528°E / 42.13500; 20.80528Coordinates: 42°08′06″N 20°48′19″E / 42.13500°N 20.80528°E / 42.13500; 20.80528
Location Kosovo[a]
DistrictPrizren
MunicipalityPrizren
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,107
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

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.[2]

DemographicsEdit

The village is almost exclusively inhabited by Bosniaks.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes:

  1. ^ 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.

References:

  • Novak, Viktor (1954). Историјски часопис 4 (1952-1953). Yugoslavia: Istorijski institut.