|Municipality and city|
|District||District of Pristina|
|• Municipality and city||57,474 (municipality)|
|• Density||169.8/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|• Metro||15,000 City|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+381 38|
|Website||Municipality of Lipjan|
Name and history
In Roman times the city was known as Ulpiana from which the name Lipjan is derived. Ulpiana was named by the Romans in honor of the Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus. The neo-Latin form Lypenion for the city occurs for the first time in a Greek text from 1018 AD.
It is thought[weasel words] to be the birthplace of Lekë Dukagjini (1410–1481), who replaced Skanderbeg as leader of the Albanian resistance against the Ottomans following the latter's death in 1468. During the reign of Lekë Dukagjini as Prince of Dukagjini Ulpiana was his second capital city.
|Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs|
|Ref: Yugoslav Population Censuses for data through 1991, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe estimates for 1999 and 2000|
The municipality is predominantly agriculture-oriented. After the 1999 conflict, most of the businesses are no longer operational. Many shops and restaurants have opened in the town, but approximately 80% of the population remains unemployed.[when?]
Notes and references
- 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.
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