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Krajina (Montenegrin: Krajina/Крајина, pronounced pronounced [krâjina]) or Kraja (Albanian: the Krajë, or Kraja) is an area in southeastern Montenegro stretching from the southern coast of Lake Skadar to the mountain of Rumija, comprising several villages. It is inhabited mainly by Albanians and Montenegrins, which make up most of population. The area is divided between municipalities of Bar/Tivar and Ulcinj.
The region is located near the border with Albania near the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is located between Crmnica and Ana Malit and stretches out from Ckla to Šestani, its border villages. It is also between Skadar Lake and the Rumija mountain. It mainly consists of villages, Ostros being its most populated and Bobovište (Pop. 230 (2003))
From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, thousands of Albanians from Kraja immigrated to countries throughout Europe and to the United States. Although there is not an exact number of people still living in Kraja, it is said to be estimated in the 2,000-3,000 range.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people live in Krajina.
The Orthodox & Catholic's were mostly in the Shestan region. Traces can also be found in Livari, Briska & Tejani.
- Map of the region