|Municipality and city|
|Klina (Клина) / Klina (Klinë)|
|District||District of Peć|
|Population (2011)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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. Newer sources mention it populated by the Illyrian tribe of Dardani. There are also sources who place the hypotheses of a Celtic settlement in Illyricum, and a possible Celtic explanation of the name. 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.
A symbol of Klina are the Miruša Waterfalls.
|Ref: Yugoslav Population Censuses for data through 1991, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe estimates for 1999 and 2006|
- 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.
- Ptolemy: Book 2, Chapter V
- Alexander MacBean, Samuel Johnson (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
- Gail Warrander, Verena Knaus (2008). Kosovo: the Bradt travel guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 166. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
- Historiku (History) (in Albanian), Municipality of Klina
- Robinson Ellis (June 25, 2009), A Commentary on Catullus, Cornell University Library, p. 393, ISBN 978-1112066672, retrieved 2013-10-27
- 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
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Largest cities or towns of Republic of Kosovo
Estimation of Kosovo Population 2012