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Малишево / Mališevo
Malishevë / Malisheva
Malisheva/Mališevo is located in Kosovo
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°28′58″N 20°44′45″E / 42.48278°N 20.74583°E / 42.48278; 20.74583
Country Kosovo[a]
District District of Prizren
 • Total 312 km2 (120 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 54,664 (municipality)
 • Density 178.4/km2 (462/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +381
Car plates 04
Website Municipality of Mališevo

Malishevë or Mališevo (Albanian Malishevë or Malisheva; Serbian: Малишево, Mališevo; Turkish: Malişova) is a town and municipality in the Prizren District of central Kosovo.[a] The town itself has approximately 2,300 inhabitants while the municipality has an estimated 54,664 inhabitants.


In the Ancient History it was called Llapushë .The town was a stronghold for the ethnically Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army during the Kosovo War in 1999. The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) formally re-established the municipality of Mališevo in July 2000. During the war, a number of atrocities were committed by both Albanian and Yugoslav forces. One such incident occurred in Mališevo, the execution of no fewer than seven Serbian men, named the Mališevo Massacre. The UN-run Office on Missing Persons and Forensics began the excavations at the site in May 2005.


Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs
Year/Population Albanians  % Roma  % Total
January 1999 60,411 N/A 45 60,456
February 2005 65,500 99.9 20 0.01 App. 65,520
Ref: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe[1])

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  1. ^ a b 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.


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Coordinates: 42°28′58″N 20°44′45″E / 42.48278°N 20.74583°E / 42.48278; 20.74583