Districts of Kosovo
|Districts of Kosovo|
|Created by||Constitution of Kosovo|
|Populations||174,235 (Peć) – 477,312 (Pristina)|
|Areas||1,000 km2 (400 sq mi) (Ferizaj) – 2,500 km2 (950 sq mi) (Pristina)|
|Subdivisions||Municipalities of Kosovo|
A District (Albanian: Qark, or Rajon, Serbian: Дистрикт / Distrikt or Округ / Okrug, or Регион / Region) is the highest level of administrative divisions of Kosovo. The districts of Kosovo are based on the Serbian Districts of Kosovo and Metohija.
UNMIK reform of 2000
The UNMIK administration (established in 1999), replaced the Districts of Kosovo and Metohia with new districts of Kosovo (UNMIK).
Under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), established in 1999, new districts were formed in 2000.
- on the territory of the Kosovska Mitrovica District it made new District of Kosovska Mitrovica.
- on the territory of the Peć District it made new District of Peć and District of Đakovica and additionally:
- it transferred the municipality of Orahovac to the District of Đakovica.
- it split the Kosovo District in two – the new District of Pristina and District of Uroševac.
- it renamed the Kosovo-Pomoravlje District as the District of Gnjilane.
- it transferred the municipality of Novo Brdo to the District of Pristina.
- it reformed the Prizren District into District of Prizren by the following:
- it merged the municipalities of Gora and Opolje into the new municipality of Dragaš
- it formed new municipality Mališevo by taking territories from the municipalities of Orahovac (Prizren District/District of Đakovica), Suva Reka (District of Prizren), Klina (District of Peć) and Glogovac (Kosovo District/District of Priština).
- it transferred the bigger part of Orahovac municipality that is outside of the new municipality of Mališevo to the District of Đakovica.
Serbia protested about the new territorial division and does not see it as legitimate, but by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo administration implemented it regardless of Serbia's protests, because it has such authority established by virtue of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244.
Districts of Kosovo (UNMIK)
in 2011 (rank)
|District of Ferizaj
(Rajoni i Ferizajit/Uroševački okrug)
|District of Gjakova
(Rajoni i Gjakovës/Đakovički okrug)
|District of Gjilan
(Rajoni i Gjilanit/Gnjilanski okrug)
|District of Mitrovica
(Rajoni i Mitrovicës/Kosovskomitrovački okrug)
|District of Peja/Peć
(Rajoni i Pejës/Pećki okrug)
|District of Pristina
(Rajoni i Prishtinës/Prištinski okrug)
|District of Prizren
(Rajoni i Prizrenit/Prizrenski okrug)
Notes and references
- 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, but 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 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.
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