|Municipality and city|
|Obilić / Обилић / Kastriot|
Main street in Obilić looking towards Kosovo A
|District||District of Pristina|
|• 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|
|Website||Municipality of Obilić|
Obilić or Kastriot (Albanian: Obiliq, 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.
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.
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.
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 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
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