District of Gjilan

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Rajoni i Gjilanit
Гњилански округ
District of Kosovo
Location of Gjilan District in Kosovo
Location of Gjilan District in Kosovo
Country  Kosovo
Capital Gjilan
 • Total 1,206 km2 (466 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 180,783
 • Rank 6th
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Postal code 60000
Vehicle registration 06
Municipalities 6
Settlements[1] 287

The District of Gjilan or the District of Gnjilane (Albanian: Rajoni i Gjilanit; Serbian: Гњилански округ or Gnjilanski okrug) is one of the seven districts (the higher-level administrative divisions) of Kosovo. Its seat is in the city of Gjilan.[2]

The region corresponds the same area as locally known as Anamorava which is seen as part of the region because of the Morava river.


Anamorava, literally "side of river of Morava", is the hilly countryside in south eastern Kosovo south of Gjilan[3] 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.[4]


The district of Gjilan has a total of 6 municipalities and 287 other smaller settlements:

Municipality Population (2011) Area (km2) Density (km2) Settlements
Gjilan 90,015 385 233.8 54
Viti 46,959 278 168.9 39
Kamenica/Dardanë 35,600 423 84.2 58
Ranilug 3,866 78 49.6 13
Klokot 2,556 24 106.5 4
Partesh 1,787 18 99.3 3
Gjilan District 180,783 1,206 149.9 287

Ethnic groups[edit]

In 1991, all municipalities of the district had an Albanian majority: Gjilan (Gnjilane) (76.54%), Kamenica (Dardanë) (73.05%), Vitina (Viti) (78.68%).

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.

Number %
TOTAL 181,459 100
Albanians 170,053 93.7
Serbs 8,945 4.9
Turks 988 0.5
Roma (Ashkali) 652 0.4
Others and no response 686 0.4

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Notes and references[edit]


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 been recognised as an independent state by 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.


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Coordinates: 42°28′N 21°28′E / 42.467°N 21.467°E / 42.467; 21.467