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Town and municipality
Albanian: Mamushë / Mamusha
Serbian: Мамуша / Mamuša
Location of the municipality of Mamuša within Kosovo
Location of the municipality of Mamuša within Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°19′N 20°43′E / 42.317°N 20.717°E / 42.317; 20.717Coordinates: 42°19′N 20°43′E / 42.317°N 20.717°E / 42.317; 20.717
DistrictDistrict of Prizren
 • MayorAbdülhadi Krasniç
 • Urban23.36 km2 (9.02 sq mi)
 • Municipal23.36 km2 (9.02 sq mi)
Elevation139 m (456 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Urban5,507
 • Urban density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
 • Municipal5,507
 • Municipal density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC1
Postal code20540
Area code(s)(+381) 029

Mamuša or Mamusha (Albanian: Mamushë or Mamusha; Turkish: Mamuşa; Serbian Cyrillic: Мамуша) is a town and municipality located in the Prizren District of Kosovo[a]. According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Mamuša has a population of 5,507 inhabitants

In 2008 it became a municipality after being split from Prizren municipality. Of all municipal units in Kosovo, this one is by far the smallest in terms of area along with North Mitrovica, with only 11 km2 (4 sq mi).

The town is located on the northern part of Prizren. It also borders Đakovica and Suva Reka.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the last official census done in 2011, the municipality of Mamuša has 5,507 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The municipality is a primarily composed of ethnic Turks. It is the only settlement in Kosovo where Turks hold a majority.

The ethnic composition of the municipality:[1]

Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs
Year/Population Turks  % Albanians  % Others  % Total
1961 1,220 76.73 367 23.09 - - 1,590
1971 1,794 88.5 241 11.83 - 2,038
1981 2,372 86.19 366 13.30 - - 2,752
2011 5,128 93.1 327 5.9 52 0.9 5,507

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

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Notes and references[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.


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