Suva Reka

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Coordinates: 42°22′48″N 20°49′19″E / 42.38000°N 20.82194°E / 42.38000; 20.82194

For other uses, see Theranda (disambiguation).
Suva Reka
Municipality and city
Albanian: Suharekë / Suhareka
Therandë / Theranda

Serbian: Сува Река / Suva Reka
Suva Reka August 2009.jpg
Official seal of Suva RekaTheranda
Suva RekaTheranda is located in Kosovo
Suva RekaTheranda
Suva Reka
Location of Suva Reka in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°22′N 20°49′E / 42.367°N 20.817°E / 42.367; 20.817
Country Kosovo[a]
District District of Prizren
 • Mayor Sali Asllanaj
 • Total 361 km2 (139 sq mi)
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 60,869
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23000
Area code(s) +383 29
Car plates 04
Climate Cfb

Suva Reka or Suhareka (Albanian: Suharekë/Therandë, Serbian: Сува Река) also known as Theranda, is a town and municipality in the Prizren district of southern Kosovo.[a] According to the 2011 census, the total population of the municipality is 59,722. Albanians form the absolute ethnic majority of the town at 98.9%, while other small ethnic groups include Ashkali and Balkan Egyptians and various others.[1]

Suva Reka is located 18 kilometres (11 miles) from the city of Prizren, and 57 km (35 mi) from Pristina, the nation's capital.


The name Suva Reka means "dry river" in Serbian.[2] The city is also known as Theranda in Albanian.[3]


From 1929 to 1941, Suva Reka was part of the Vardar Banate of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.


Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs
Year/Population Albanian  % Serb  % Roma  % Total
January 1999 80,000 95.5 3,000 3.75 700App 0.75 ?
January 2001 72,000 99.3 58 0.01 660 App 0.57 ?
Ref: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe [1]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Suva Reka is twinned with:

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. ^ "2011 Kosovo Census: Suharekë". 
  2. ^ Grujić, Petar V. (2014). Kosovo knot. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Publishing. p. 248. ISBN 9781480998452. 
  3. ^ Elsie,R. Historical Dictionary of Kosovo. p. 268. 
  4. ^ "Komuna Suhareke - Suhareka & Fellbach". Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  5. ^ Lilburn Becomes a 'Sister City' With Kosovo Town

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