Kamenica, Kosovo

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Kamenica

Kamenica or Kamenicë,
Dardana or Dardanë  (Albanian)
Косовска Каменица/Kosovska Kamenica  (Serbian)

Kosovska Kamenica
Panorama of the town of Kamenica
Panorama of the town of Kamenica
Location of the municipality of Kamenica within Kosovo
Location of the municipality of Kamenica within Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°35′02″N 21°34′30″E / 42.58389°N 21.57500°E / 42.58389; 21.57500Coordinates: 42°35′02″N 21°34′30″E / 42.58389°N 21.57500°E / 42.58389; 21.57500
CountryKosovo[a]
DistrictDistrict of Gjilan
Government
 • MayorQëndron Kastrati (PSD)
 • Municipal424 km2 (164 sq mi)
Elevation
470 m (1,540 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Urban
7,331
 • Municipal
50,858
 • Municipal density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
62000
Area code(s)+383 280
Car plates06
Websitekk.rks-gov.net/kamenice

Kamenica or Dardana (Albanian: Kamenicë or Dardanë), or Kosovska Kamenica (Serbian Cyrillic: Косовска Каменица), is a town and municipality located in the Gjilan District of Kosovo[a]. According to the 2011 census, the town of Kamenica has 7,331 inhabitants, while the municipality has 50,858 inhabitants.

Kamenica always had better than average inter-ethnic relations during the Yugoslav era. Tensions today are low because there was less violence than elsewhere during the Kosovo war. [1]

Demographics[edit]

Municipal historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
194837,677—    
195339,977+1.19%
196143,058+0.93%
197146,505+0.77%
198148,320+0.38%
199152,152+0.77%
201136,058−1.83%
2016
est.
31,285−2.80%
Source: Division of Kosovo

According to the 2011 census results, the municipality of Kamenica has 36,058 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The ethnic composition of the municipality:

Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs
Year/Population Albanians  % Serbs  % Roma  % Total
1961 24,549 57.74 16,973 39.92 644 1.51 42,519
1971 29,268 62.94 16,550 35.59 474 1.02 46,505
1981 32,390 67.03 14,813 30.66 868 1.8 48,320
1991 37,632 73.4 12,930 25.2 573 1.1 51,272
August 2003 52,000 82.5 10,500 17.6 500 0.8 63,000
Ref: Yugoslav Population Censuses for data through 1991, and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe estimates for data for 2003

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 113 out of 193 United Nations member states, of which several have been revoked.

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