Shishtavec

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Shishtavec
Shishtavec is located in Albania
Shishtavec
Shishtavec
Coordinates: 41°59′N 20°36′E / 41.983°N 20.600°E / 41.983; 20.600Coordinates: 41°59′N 20°36′E / 41.983°N 20.600°E / 41.983; 20.600
Country Albania
CountyKukës
Municipality(s)Kukës
Administrative UnitShishtavec
Elevation
1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Shishtavec (Cyrillic: Шиштавец) is a village in Kukës County in northeastern Albania. It was also the seat of the former municipality of the same name. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Kukës.[1] The administrative unit of Shishtavec contains the villages Novosej, Borje, Oreshkë, Cërnalevë and Shishtavec which are populated by the Muslim Slavic speaking Gorani people[2] while the villages of Kollovoz and Shtrezë are inhabited by Albanians.

According to the 2011 census, 68.3% of the municipality identified ethnically as Albanian, while 7.7% identified as Macedonian. The remainder did not declare an ethnicity.[3]

The Gorani population in Albania identifies itself mostly with the Albanians, unlike the Gorani inhabitants of Kosovo and Macedonia. There are recent attempts to recognize them as forming their own minority group, as with others who identify with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Macedonia.

Village of Shishtavec[edit]

The village of Shishtavec consists of around 300 households with over 1,800 Gorani inhabitants. The area is part of the wider Gora region, most of it lies in the other side of the border (today Kosovo).

Roughly 250 acres of potatoes are planted annually in Shishtavec.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Steinke, Klaus; Ylli, Xhelal (2010). Die slavischen Minderheiten in Albanien (SMA). 3. Gora. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner. p. 11. ISBN 978-3-86688-112-9. "In den 17 Dörfern des Kosovo wird Našinski/Goranče gesprochen, und sie gehören zu einer Gemeinde mit dem Verwaltungszentrum in Dragaš. Die 19 Dörfer in Albanien sind hingegen auf drei Gemeinden des Bezirks Kukës aufgeteilt, und zwar auf Shishtavec, Zapod und Topojan. Slavophone findet man freilich nur in den ersten beiden Gemeinden. Zur Gemeinde Shishtavec gehören sieben Dörfer und in den folgenden vier wird Našinski/Goranče gesprochen: Shishtavec (Šištaec/Šišteec), Borja (Borje), Cërnaleva (Cărnolevo/Cărneleve) und Oreshka (Orešek). Zur Gemeinde Zapod gehören ebenfalls sieben Dörfer, und in den folgenden fünf wird Našinski/Goranče gesprochen: Orgjost (Orgosta), Kosharisht (Košarišta), Pakisht (Pakiša/Pakišča) Zapod (Zapod) und Orçikla (Orčikl’e/Očikl’e)’. In der Gemeinde Topojan gibt es inzwischen keine slavophone Bevölkerung mehr. Die Einwohner selbst bezeichnen sich gewöhnlich als Goranen ‘Einwohner von Gora oder Našinci Unsrige, und ihre Sprache wird von ihnen als Našinski und von den Albanern als Gorançe bezeichnet."
  3. ^ "Ethnic composition of Albania 2011". Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Македонците од општините Шиштавец и Стеблево апелираат до владата да се најде решение за пласман на компирот" (in Macedonian). Makedonium. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2014.