Tuzi

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Tuzi
Town and Metropolitan Municipality
View of the Prokletije
View of the Prokletije
Tuzi is located in Montenegro
Tuzi
Tuzi
Coordinates: 42°21′56″N 19°19′53″E / 42.36556°N 19.33139°E / 42.36556; 19.33139
Country  Montenegro
Municipality Podgorica Municipality
Government
 • Governor Abedin Adžović
Population (2011)
 • Urban 4,748
 • Rural 7,348
 • Metropolitan municipality 12,096
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 81206
Area code(s) +382 20
Vehicle registration PG-T
Climate Cfa

Tuzi (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Тузи, pronounced [tǔːzi]; Albanian: Tuz) is a small town in the Podgorica Municipality, Montenegro, located along a main road between the city of Podgorica and the Albanian border crossing, just a few kilometers north of Lake Skadar. Tuzi is a city municipality, a subdivision of Podgorica Municipality. The Church of St. Anthony is in the centre of the town.

Geography[edit]

Tuzi is situated to the northwest of Lake Skadar, 10 km from Podgorica, 150 km from Dubrovnik (Croatia) and 130 km to Tirana (Albania). It is located in surrounded by forests and mountains that are further connected with Prokletije. As in all cities in Montenegro, Tuzi has a health centre, elementary school "Mahmut Lekić" and the high school "25 Maj". Later developments also include a football stadium. Korita, Lake of Rikaveci, Vitoja, Cemi river etc.

History[edit]

The town of Tuzi is situated between Podgorica and the Skadar lake. The Albanian community of Tuzi descend from the surrounding tribes of Hoti, Gruda, Trieshi and Koja, part of the Malësor tribes.

In 1911, for the first time since the era of Gjergj Kastrioti, the Albanian flag was risen on top of the Deçiq Mountain in Tuzi during the Battle of Deçiq.[citation needed] In the battle, Ded Gjo Luli led the Albanians to victory against the Ottomans which marked the turning point in Albanian self-determination.

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Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census, the town of Tuzi has a population of 4,748,[1] while Tuzi City Municipality has 12,096 residents.[2] Out of this, roughly half are Albanians, but there is also a significant percentage of Bosniaks, Muslims by nationality, and Montenegrins.

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