District of Gjilan
District of Gjilan
Rajoni i Gjilanit
Location of Gjilan District in Kosovo
|• Total||1,206 km2 (466 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
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The District of Gjilan (Albanian: Rajoni i Gjilanit) or the District of Gnjilane (Serbian: Гњилански округ/Gnjilanski okrug) is one of the seven districts (the higher-level administrative divisions) of Kosovo. Its seat is in the city of Gjilan.
Anamorava, literally "side of river of Morava", is the hilly countryside in south eastern Kosovo south of Gjilan and on the Binačka Morava. It stretches eastward to the Preševo (Presheva) valley in southern Serbia. The mountains in this region rise to an altitude of 1,000 to 1,200 meters, and culminate in the Karadak region bordering neighboring Macedonia north of Skopje.
The district of Gjilan has a total of 6 municipalities and 287 other smaller settlements:
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In the 2011 census,after the creation of new municipalities with Serb population, Albanians are the majority in: Gjilan (Gnjilane) (97.4%), Kamenica (Dardana) (94.7%), Vitina (Vitia) (99.3%),and in Klokot (Kllokot) (53.3%). Serbs are the majority in Parteš (Partesh) (99.9%) and in Ranilug (Ranillug) (95.5%). In Klokot they represent 46% of the population.
Ethnic groups in 2011 census: The largest ethnic groups are Albanians and the biggest minority groups are Serbs.
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|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 11 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.|
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