Zhur (Albanian: Zhur or Zhuri, Serbian: Жур / Žur) is a village in the Prizren Municipality in southwestern Kosovo[a].

Zhur

Village
Zhur is located in Kosovo
Zhur
Zhur
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°10′1″N 20°36′47″E / 42.16694°N 20.61306°E / 42.16694; 20.61306
Location Kosovo[a]
DistrictPrizren
MunicipalityPrizren
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total5,909
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

After the Kingdom of Serbia acquired Kosovo in the first Balkan War (1912), Serbia arranged a Military Administration named Žur. The municipality was part of the Srez (Serbian: Šar) of the Prizren District. This administrative subdivision lasted until January 6, 1929, after which the area was made part of the Vardar Banovina in the newly-formed Yugoslavia.[2]

GeographyEdit

Zhur is located in southwestern Kosovo, five kilometers east of Morina in Albania, and eight kilometers west of Prizren. Neighbouring villages include Poslishta and Billusha to the east, as well as Shkoza to the west. The mountain landscape of the Koritnik starts south of the village.

The M-25 goes directly through the village, and the R7 passes north of the village.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Zhur/Žur (1982-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C 3.4 6.4 11.6 16.4 21.8 25.5 27.9 28 24.1 17.3 9.9 4.9 16.5
Average low °C −2.8 −0.6 2.4 6.2 10.3 13.8 15.4 15.1 11.8 7.4 3.1 −0.8 6.8
Average rainfall mm 83 73 72 74 81 55 49 47 68 86 108 98 894
Average high °F 38.1 43.5 52.9 61.5 71.2 77.9 82.2 82 75.4 63.1 49.8 40.8 61.7
Average low °F 27.0 30.9 36.3 43.2 50.5 56.8 59.7 59.2 53.2 45.3 37.6 30.6 44.2
Average rainfall inches 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.2 2.2 1.9 1.9 2.7 3.4 4.3 3.9 35.2
Source: [3]

PopulationEdit

Development:[4][5]
Year Population
1919 1304
1948 1926
1953 2019
1961 2348
1971 3214
1981 4353
1991 5230
2011 5909

Zhur has a population of 5,909. Of these, 5,897 are Albanians and six Bosniaks.[6]

ReligionEdit

5,903 are Muslims, one Catholic and one stated otherwise.[7]

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 (this note self-updates) 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 Kosovo Census results
  2. ^ Agimi. "Ndarja administrative në Qarkun e Prizrenit - në vitin 1919". Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Klima & Wetter in Zhur". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ndarja Administrative ne Qarkun e Prizrenit - ne Vitin 1919". Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Tim Bespyatov. "Kosovo Census". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Popullsia e komunës së Prizrenit sipas vendbanimit, gjinisë dhe etnicitetit 2011" (in Albanian). Statistikagentur des Kosovo. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Tim Bespyatov. "Religious composition of Kosovo 2011". Retrieved May 24, 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°9′50″N 20°37′16″E / 42.16389°N 20.62111°E / 42.16389; 20.62111