District of Gjilan
|District of Gjilan
District of Gnjilane
Rajoni i Gjilanit
|District of Kosovo|
Location of Gjilan District in Kosovo
|• Total||1,206 km2 (466 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
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.
The district largely corresponds to the geographic region of Kosovo Pomoravlje.
Anamorava, literally "side of river of Morava", is the hilly countryside in south eastern Kosovo south of Gjilan and on the Morava e Binces River. It stretches eastward to the Presheva (Presevo) 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:
|Municipality||Population (2011)||Area (km2)||Density (km2)||Settlements|
In the 2011 census,after the creation of new municipalities with Serb population, Albanians are the majority in: Gjilan (Gnjilane) (97.4%), Kamenica (Dardanë (94.7%), Vitina (Viti) (99.3%),and in Klokot (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.
|Others and no response||686||0.4|
|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 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.|
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