Between 1992 and 1999, the part of Gora in Kosovo was a municipality, and its population was 17,574 people according to 1991 census. Today, the region is part of the municipality of Dragaš in Kosovo.[a] The Albanian part of Gora is included in Shishtavec municipality.
Gora is mentioned for the first time in 1348 in the edicts of Emperor Stefan Dushan as a zhupa of the Serbian Empire, composed out of seven villages that Dushan gifted to his Monastery of Saint Archangel near Prizren.
Its second mention is in 1452/5 in the Turkish cadastral tax censuses as the "Nachy of Gora"[clarification needed] within the Ottoman Empire, forming part of the Ottoman province of Macedonia.
According to 1991 census data, the population of the Gora municipality was composed of:
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|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 106 out of 193 United Nations member states.|
- TKGM, TD № 55 (412), (Defter sandžaka Prizren iz 1591. godine).
- PDF, June 2006. Retrieved on 21 February 2008.
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