Administrative divisions of Kosovo

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The districts of Kosovo (Albanian: Rajon, Regjion or Qark; Serbian Cyrillic: Округ, transliterated: Okrug or Region)[1] are the higher-level administrative divisions of the partially recognised Republic of Kosovo.

Kosovo is further divided into municipalities (Albanian: Komuna, Serbian: Oпштина, transliterated: Opstina).

District changes in 2000[edit]

Under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), established in 1999, new districts were formed in 2000.

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[citation needed] established by virtue of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244.

The UNMIK administration (established in 1999), replaced the Districts of Kosovo and Metohia with new districts of Kosovo (UNMIK). The new districts are[citation needed]:

Districts and municipalities of Kosovo.
District Capital Area
in km²
in 2002 (rank)
per km²
District of Gjakova
(Đakovički okrug/Qarku i Gjakovës)
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Gjakova 1042 242,077 232
District of Gjilan
(Gnjilanski okrug/Qarku i Gjilanit)
RR GJI.png
Gjilan 181,459
District of Mitrovica
(Kosovskomitrovački okrug/Qarku i Mitrovicës)
RR MI.png
Mitrovica 141,482
District of Peć
(Pećki okrug/Qarku i Pejës)
RR PE.png
Peć 174,235
District of Pristina
(Prištinski okrug/Qarku i Prishtinës)
RR PR.png
Pristina 477,302
District of Prizren
(Prizrenski okrug/Qarku i Prizrenit)
RR PZ.png
Prizren 331,670
District of Ferizaj
(Uroševački okrug/Qarku i Ferizajit)
RR FE.png
Ferizaj 1019 185,734

See also[edit]