Suva Reka

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Suhareka / Suva Reka
Municipality and city
Suhareka (Theranda)
Suhareka / Suva Reka is located in Kosovo
Suhareka / Suva Reka
Suhareka / Suva Reka
Location 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
 • Total 361 km2 (139 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 59,722 (municipality)
 • Density 165.4/km2 (428/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +383
Car plates 04
Website Municipality of Suhareka

Suva Reka or Suhareka (Albanian: Suhareka; Serbian: Suva Reka / Сува Река Turkish: Suhareka) 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 majority of the town (98.9%), while other small ethnic groups include Ashkali and Balkan Egyptians, and others.[1]

It is located 18 kilometres (11 miles) from Prizren, and 57 km (35 mi) from Pristina.


The name Suha Reka means "dry river" in Serbian. After the 1999 Kosovo War, Albanians referred to the town as Theranda, the name of the ancient fortress of Theranda, located near Prizren.


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]


From 1929 to 1941 Suhareka was part of the Vardar Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Suhareka 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 declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments normalised 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.


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

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