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|Municipality and city|
|District||District of Gjakova|
|• Total||276 km2 (107 sq mi)|
|Elevation||477 m (1,565 ft)|
|• Total||55,053 (municipality)|
|• Density||199.5/km2 (517/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||(+381) 29|
|Website||Municipality of Rahovec|
Geography and population
The municipality coveres an area of approximately 276 km2 (107 sq mi) and contains 35 villages. In 2006 the town had a total population of 25.000 and the population of the municipality was 55,053. Besides a small Serbian enclave in the town numbering around 400 residents, in the municipality of Orahovac is another Serbian enclave named Velika Hoča, numbering around 700 residents.
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|Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs|
|Current figure[when?]||76,577||97.8||App. 1,300||1.66||App. 420||0.54||78,297|
|Source:1991 census, OSCE/KVM Report (January 1999), UNHCR/HCIC Kosovo, Database (December 1999), Community leaders’ information. 2002 -Directorate of Urbanism (only figures concerning Kosovo Albanian part of the population), Local Community Office, Community leaders’ information. All population figures are subject to a wide margin of error. It is noted that the 1991 census was highly politicized and is thus unreliable..
Ref: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe 
- Ukshin Hoti, activist, politician, and phylosopher from Krusha e Madhe.
- 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.
- Skok, Petar (1988) . Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian) 2. Zagreb: Jugoslavenska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti. p. 562. ISBN 86-407-0064-8. "orah, pl. orasi ... praslav. orěhъ "nux". Pridjev na -ov orahov, poimeničen u topnimiji u sr. r. Orahovo, ... Orahov Do (Hercegovina), ... Oriovac, gen. -vca (toponim u Slavoniji) = Oravac, gen. -avca = Oraovac (1770, Kosmet) = Raovec u arbanaskom izgovoru.
[Translation: orah, plural orasi ... from the Proto-Slavic orěhъ "nux". The adjective on -ov, orahov, is nominalised in toponymy into Orahovo, ... Orahov Do (Herzegovina), ... Oriovac (Slavonia) = Oravac = Oraovac (1770, Kosovo and Metohija) = Raovec in Albanian pronunciation. (N.B. Orahovac and Rahovec are shown here in h-less variants Oraovac and Raovec)]"
- Marijana Milosavljević (NIN, 15/12/05)
- Rahoveci.NET (Albanian)
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- International Organization for Mifration (IOM)
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