Junik / Juniku
|District||District of Gjakova|
|• Mayor||Agron Kuqi (AAK)|
|Elevation||517 m (1,696 ft)|
|Area code(s)||+381 390|
Junik (Albanian: Junik, Juniku; Serbian: Јуник Junik) is a town located Junik Municipality in the Gjakova District in western Kosovo[a]. According to the 2011 census, the town of Junik has 6,053 inhabitants, while the municipality has 6,084 inhabitants. Based on the population estimates from the Kosovo Agency of Statistics in 2016, the municipality has 6,425 inhabitants.
It is located between Deçan and Gjakova along Kosovo's mountainous border with Albania. It is populated with ethnic Albanians. Junik is the hometown of several prominent people including former heavyweight European boxing champion Luan Krasniqi and poet Din Mehmeti.
- 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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