Gora (Cyrillic: Гора) is a geographical region in southern Kosovo, northeastern Albania, and northwestern Macedonia inhabited by Albanians, Bosniaks, Gorani, Macedonians, and Turks. The name "Gora" is a Slavic word for "mountain" or "forest".
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. The Albanian part of Gora is included in the Shishtavec and Zapod municipalities, while the Macedonian portion is in the northeastern part of Bogovinje 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 the disputed 2011 census figures, just over two-thirds of the population in Shishtavec Municipality identified as Albanian, while 7.7% identified as Macedonian. In Zapod Municipality, 79% identified as Albanian and 11.7% identified as Macedonian.
According to 1991 census data, the population of the Gora municipality was composed of:
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