Obilić

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Obilić
Kastriot
Municipality and city
Obilić / Обилић / Kastriot
Main street in Obilić looking towards Kosovo A
Main street in Obilić looking towards Kosovo A
Obilić  Kastriot is located in Kosovo
Obilić  Kastriot
Obilić
Kastriot
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°41′N 21°04′E / 42.683°N 21.067°E / 42.683; 21.067
Country Kosovo[a]
Government
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,548 (municipality)
 • Density 205.6/km2 (533/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +381 38
Car plates 01
Website Municipality of Obilić

Obilić (Albanian: Obiliq or Kastriot; Serbian: Обилић, Obilić; Turkish: Kastriot or Obiliç) is a town and municipality in central Kosovo,[a] belonging to the Pristina district. The municipality includes the town of Obilić and 19 villages, with a total population of approximately 21,548.[1]

The municipality is located immediately north-west of Pristina on the main road to Kosovska Mitrovica. It was created in 1989, prior to which it formed part of Pristina municipality.[1]

Name[edit]

Kosovo power plant in Obilić

The name for the town, Obilić, refers to Miloš Obilić who is regarded as a Serbian hero of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo, during which he killed the Ottoman Sultan Murad I.

An Albanian version for the name for the town was produced in 2001, Kastriot, refers to George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the national hero of the Albanian people, who lived during the time period of the Second Battle of Kosovo (1448). George Kastrioti was supposed to join the Hungarian-led Catholic coalition under John Hunyadi, but he did not appear on the battlefield because of Venetian raids in Albania.[2]

Economy[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In 2011, the municipality had a population of 21,548. As of 2008 the municipality has a population of approximately 19,500. The majority -some 15,000- are Kosovo Albanian; the minorities include some 2,200 Kosovo Serbs, 350 Roma, 300 Ashkali, 70 Bosnian Serbs and others.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

  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 107 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b c OSCE Mission in Kosovo: Municipal profile of Obilić, April 2008. – Retrieved on 30 October 2008.
  2. ^ Malcolm, Noel. Kosovo: A Short History

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°41′24″N 21°04′40″E / 42.69000°N 21.07778°E / 42.69000; 21.07778