District of Prizren

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This article is about the district in Kosovo. For the district of the Serbian government, see Prizren District (Serbia).
Rajoni i Prizrenit
Призренски округ
District of Kosovo
Location of Prizren District in Kosovo
Location of Prizren District in Kosovo
Country  Kosovo
Capital Prizren
Area
 • Total[1] 1,397 km2 (539 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total[2] 331,670
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Postal code 20000
Vehicle registration 04
Municipalities 5
Settlements[3] 195

The Prizren District (Albanian: Rajoni i Prizrenit; Serbian: Призренски округ, Prizrenski okrug) is one of the seven districts of Kosovo. Its seat is in the city of Prizren. According to the 2011 Census, it has a population of 331,670 and an area of 2,024 square km (around 20% of the total area of Kosovo). Albanians form the majority of the district (85-90%). However, the district of Prizren is home to the biggest Bosniak and Turkish population in Kosovo, who make around 10% of the district's total population.[4]

Municipalities[edit]

The district of Prizren has a total of 7 municipalities and 195 other smaller settlements.[3]

Municipality Population (2011) Area (km2) Density (km2) Settlements
Prizren 177,781 284 626.0 74
Suhareka 59,722 306 178.5 42
Malisheva 54,613 361 165.4 43
Dragash 33,997 435 78.2 35
Mamusha 5,507 11 500.6
Prizren District 331,670 1,397 237.4 195

Demographics[edit]

Languages[edit]

Next to the standard provincial Albanian and Serbian/Bosniak, Turkish is also an official language and widely spoken in this district. The municipality of Mamusha is home to around 5,000 Turkish-language speakers.

Ethnic groups[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the largest ethnic groups are Albanians. Other important ethnic groups are Bosniaks, Turks, Gorani, Roma and others.

Number %
TOTAL 331,670 100
Albanians 279,909 84.4
Bosniaks 21,027 6.3
Turks 14,425 4.3
Gorani 9,612 2.9
Roma(Ashkali and Egyptians) 5,048 1.5
Serbs 246 0.07
Others and no response 1,353 0.4

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