Klina

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Klina
Municipality and city
Klina (Клина) / Klina (Klinë)
Klina is located in Kosovo
Klina
Klina
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°37′N 20°34′E / 42.617°N 20.567°E / 42.617; 20.567
Country Kosovo
District District of Peć
Population (2011)[citation needed]
 • municipality 37,585
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32000
Area code(s) +381
Car plates 03
Website kk.rks-gov.net/kline

Klina or Klinë (Albanian: Klina or Klinë; Serbian: Клина, Klina) is a city and municipality in the Peć district of north-western Kosovo.[a] It is located at the confluence of the river Klina into the White Drin.

History[edit]

Klina is shown to be inhabited since ancient times. First mentioning comes from Ptolemy which mentions Chinna, residing close to Narona and 12 miles from Shkodër, both listed as part of Dalmatia.[1][2] Newer sources mention it populated by the Illyrian tribe of Dardani.[3][4] There are also sources who place the hypotheses of a Celtic settlement in Illyricum, and a possible Celtic explanation of the name.[5] During Early Middle Ages, Porphyrogenitus mentions the urban center of Desstinik, today Dersnik/Dresnik, where important archeological discoveries of Roman period were made in August 2013, described as: ...the most important discovery of the past few decades to have been made in Kosovo in the area of archaeology.[6]

Symbol[edit]

A symbol of Klina are the Miruša Waterfalls.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Composition
Year/Population Albanians  % Serbs  % Montenegrins  % Roma  % Total
1961 18,124 66.75 7,378 27.17 1,372 5.05 80 0.29 27,153
1971 33,050 78.04 7,864 18.57 1,157 2.73 118 0.28 42,351
1981 45,594 83.60 6,829 12.52 973 1.78 798 1.46 54,539
1991 43,248 82.75 5,209 9.97 621 1.19 1,278 2.45 52,266
January 1999 55,000 78.6 10,000 14.3 5,000 7.1 70,000
2006 53,000 96.5 94 0.17 1,800 3.3 54,900
Ref: Yugoslav Population Censuses for data through 1991, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe estimates for 1999 and 2006

In September 2014, 12 Egyptian families returned to Klina having spent the last 15 years displaced in Podgorica, Montenegro. The families moved straight into a newly constructed neighbourhood as part of project helping refugees from the Kosovo War return to Kosovo.[7]

See also[edit]

Annotations[edit]

  1. ^ 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 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ptolemy: Book 2, Chapter V
  2. ^ Alexander MacBean (May 5, 2013), A Dictionary of Ancient Geography Explaining the Local Appellations in Sacred, Grecian, and Roman History, Book on Demand Ltd., ISBN 978-5518411340, retrieved 2013-10-27 
  3. ^ Gail Warrander, Verena Knaus (2008). Kosovo: the Bradt travel guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 166. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ Historiku (History) (in Albanian), Municipality of Klina 
  5. ^ Robinson Ellis (June 25, 2009), A Commentary on Catullus, Cornell University Library, p. 393, ISBN 978-1112066672, retrieved 2013-10-27 
  6. ^ Archaeological discoveries in Dresnik of Klina, the most intriguing discovery of the past few decades, Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sport of Kosovo, 2013-08-15 
  7. ^ "Egyptians return to Kosovo after 15 years of displacement". Shangai Daily. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°37′18″N 20°34′40″E / 42.62167°N 20.57778°E / 42.62167; 20.57778