Administrative divisions of Kosovo
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The districts of Kosovo (Albanian: Rajon, Regjion or Qark; Serbian Cyrillic: Округ, transliterated: Okrug or Region) are the higher-level administrative divisions of the partially recognized Republic of Kosovo.
District changes in 2000
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 Gjakova and additionally:
- it transferred the municipality of Orahovac to the District of Gjakova.
- it split the Kosovo District in two – the new District of Pristina and District of Ferizaj.
- 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 Gjakova), Suva Reka (District of Prizren), Klina (District of Peć) and Glogovac (Kosovo District/District of Pristina).
- it transferred the bigger part of Orahovac municipality that is outside of the new municipality of Mališevo to the District of Gjakova.
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.
in 2002 (rank)
|District of Gjakova
(Đakovički okrug/Qarku i Gjakovës)
|District of Gnjilane
(Gnjilanski okrug/Qarku i Gjilanit)
|District of Kosovska Mitrovica
(Kosovskomitrovački okrug/Qarku i Mitrovicës)
|District of Peć
(Pećki okrug/Qarku i Pejës)
|District of Pristina
(Prištinski okrug/Qarku i Prishtinës)
|District of Prizren
(Prizrenski okrug/Qarku i Prizrenit)
|District of Ferizaj
(Uroševački okrug/Qarku i Ferizajit)