Zubin Potok

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Zubin Potok
Municipality and city
Zubin Potoku / Zubin Potok (Зубин Поток)
Holy Trinity Church, Zubin Potok
Holy Trinity Church, Zubin Potok
Official seal of Zubin Potok
Zubin Potok is located in Kosovo
Zubin Potok
Zubin Potok
Location in Republic of Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°55′N 20°41′E / 42.917°N 20.683°E / 42.917; 20.683
Country Kosovo[a]
District District of Mitrovica
 • Total 335 km2 (129 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 14,900 (municipality)
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40650
Area code(s) +381 290
Car plates 02
Website Municipality of Zubin Potok

Zubin Potok (in Serbian; Зубин Поток) or Zubin Potoku (in Albanian) is a town and municipality in the District of Mitrovica of northern Kosovo.[a] It is a part of North Kosovo, a region with an ethnic Serb majority that formerly functioned largely autonomously from the remainder of the ethnic-Albanian-majority Kosovo. According to 1991 census, the municipality had a population of 8,479 people.


Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs
Year/Population Serbs  % Albanians  % Others  % Total
1991 App. 7750 89,1 App. 850 9,8 100 1,1 App. 8,700
January 1999 App. 11,000 App. 91,7 850 7,1 N/A N/A App. 12,000
Current figure 14,000 93,9 App. 800 5,4 N/A N/A App. 14,900
Ref: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe [1]


Zubin Potok is an agricultural community, yet the level of agricultural production has been in decrease due to the lack of investment. Local factories have been also strongly affected by the lack of consumers in the Albanian parts of Kosovo. Since most factories were established as branches of main Serbian factory chains to serve the Kosovo market, their workers are still employed but work and get paid irregularly. A majority of products sold in the municipality are imported from Serbia.

Inhabited places[edit]

Gazivoda Lake in Zubin Potok

List of the inhabited places in municipality:
(Serbian name first, Albanian one second:)

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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 been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.


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Coordinates: 42°55′N 20°41′E / 42.917°N 20.683°E / 42.917; 20.683