Prizren Bistrica

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Prizreni gjate dimrit.jpg
Bistrica in Prizren during winter
Country Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo
Basin features
Main source Mokra mountain, near the Serbian-Montenegrin border, Kosovo[a]
River mouth White Drin, south of Klina, Kosovo
Basin size 158 km2 (61 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 18 km (11 mi)

The Prizren Bistrica or Prizren Lumbardhi (Serbian Cyrillic: Бистрица; Albanian: Lumi i Bardhë)[1] is a river in Kosovo.[a] It flows through the villages of Sredska and Prizren, and empties into the White Drin river. It is 18 km (11 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 158 km2 (61 sq mi).

The name Bistrica means "clearwater" in Serbian. The adjective Prizrenska, "of Prizren", is added to distinguish it from other Bistrica rivers in the Metohija region: Dečanska Bistrica ("of Dečani"), Pećka Bistrica ("of Peć"), Kožnjarska Bistrica ("of Kožnjar"), Loćanska Bistrica ("of Loćan"), etc.

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 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ "Bistrica (Kosovo)". MEMIM Encyclopedia. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 42°12′23″N 20°37′49″E / 42.2064°N 20.6303°E / 42.2064; 20.6303