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Obilić/ Kastriot
Municipality and city
Obilić / Обилић / Kastriot
Obilic Kastriot Main street 2.JPG
Obilić/ Kastriot is located in Kosovo
Obilić/ Kastriot
Obilić/ Kastriot
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°41′N 21°04′E / 42.683°N 21.067°E / 42.683; 21.067
Country Kosovo[a]
District District of Pristina
 • Mayor Xhafer Gashi
 • Total 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Elevation 526 m (1,726 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 21,056
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 15000
Area code(s) +381 38
Car plates 01
Website Municipality of Obilić

Obilić or Kastriot (Albanian: Obiliq, Kastriot; Serbian: Обилић, Obilić; Turkish: Kastriot or Obiliç) is a town and municipality in central Kosovo,[a] belonging to the Pristina district. The municipality includes the town of Obilić and 19 villages, with a total population of approximately 21,056.[1]

The municipality is located immediately north-west of Pristina on the main road to Mitrovica. It was created in 1989, prior to which it formed part of Pristina municipality.[1]


Kosovo power plant in Obilić

The name for the town, Obilić, refers to Miloš Obilić who is regarded as a Serbian hero of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo, during which he killed the Ottoman Sultan Murad I.

An Albanian version for the name for the town was produced in 2001, Kastriot, refers to George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the national hero of the Albanian people, who lived during the time period of the Second Battle of Kosovo (1448). George Kastrioti was supposed to join the Hungarian-led Catholic coalition under John Hunyadi, but he did not appear on the battlefield because of Venetian raids in Albania.[2]



In 2011, the municipality had a population of 21,548. As of 2008 the municipality has a population of approximately 19,500. The majority -some 15,000- are Kosovo Albanian; the minorities include some 2,200 Kosovo Serbs, 350 Roma, 300 Ashkali, 70 Bosnian Serbs and others.[1]

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 been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ a b c OSCE Mission in Kosovo: Municipal profile of Obilić, April 2008. – Retrieved on 30 October 2008.
  2. ^ Malcolm, Noel. Kosovo: A Short History

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Coordinates: 42°41′24″N 21°04′40″E / 42.69000°N 21.07778°E / 42.69000; 21.07778