North Kosovska Mitrovica

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North Kosovska Mitrovica
City
Severna Kosovska Mitrovica
Ceвepнa Косовска Митровица
Mitrovica e Veriut
North Kosovska Mitrovica
North Kosovska Mitrovica
North Kosovska Mitrovica is located in Kosovo
North Kosovska Mitrovica
North Kosovska Mitrovica
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°53′N 20°52′E / 42.883°N 20.867°E / 42.883; 20.867
District District of Kosovska Mitrovica
Government
 • Mayor Goran Rakić
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 22,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +381 28
Website http://www.kosmitrovica.rs/

North Kosovska Mitrovica (Serbian: Ceвepнa Косовска Митровица / Severna Kosovska Mitrovica, Albanian: Mitrovica e Veriut) is the northern part of the city of Kosovska Mitrovica, which the river Ibar divides from the rest of the city. It is a part and de facto capital of North Kosovo , a region with an ethnic Serb majority that functions largely autonomously from the remainder of the ethnic-Albanian-majority Kosovo and acts as the region's capital. Also it is an administrative centre of Association of Serb municipalities.

North Kosovska Mitrovica currently represents the most important political, cultural, educational and health centres for Serbs in Kosovo. It is the largest urban area in Kosovo where Serbs are the ethnic majority. In the city the University of Pristina is located, which is under war circumstances relocated from Pristina to Kosovska Mitrovica and which is the only University where Serbs and other Slavic speakers are able to attend schooling in Kosovo.[citation needed]

In 2013, after November elections in Kosovo, North Kosovska Mitrovica officially became a separate municipality.

Name[edit]

View of the Kosovska Mitrovica, with North Kosovska Mitrovica in the background, Zvečan Fortress on the mountain to the left, and Trepča chimney on the right.

The city is known as North Kosovska Mitrovica (Serbian: Северна Косовска Митровица About this sound listen ), as northern part of the divided city of Kosovska Mitrovica.

Sport[edit]

The FK Partizan Kosovska Mitrovica, FK Trepca Sever and Rudar Kosovska Mitrovica are football clubs that are located in this part of the city. FK Partizan has merged with FK Trepca. Currently FK Trepca plays in Serbian fourth rank Morava Zone League while FK Rudar Kosovska MItrovica plays in Football First League of North Kosovo.

Culture and education[edit]

Serbian faculties of the University of Pristina were relocated from Pristina to Kosovska Mitrovica after the Kosovo War.

Notable people from North Kosovska Mitrovica[edit]

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Coordinates: 42°53′40″N 20°51′58″E / 42.894406°N 20.866095°E / 42.894406; 20.866095