|— Municipality —|
|Малишево / Mališevo
Malishevë / Malisheva
|District||District of Prizren|
|• Total||312 km2 (120 sq mi)|
|• Total||54,664 (municipality)|
|• Density||178.4/km2 (462/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Website||Municipality of Mališevo|
Mališevo (Albanian Malishevë or Malisheva; Serbian: Малишево, Mališevo) 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.
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|
|February 2005||65,500||99.9||20||0.01||App. 65,520|
|Ref: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)|
Notes and references
- Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the self-proclaimed 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 101 out of 193 United Nations member states.
- Municipality of Mališevo
- OSCE Profile of Malishevë
- "Serb mass grave found in Kosovo" 15 May 2005
- "Kosovo government backs probe into Malisevo mass grave" 17 May 2005