Kosovo District


Kosovo District

Infobox Serbian district
name_serC = Косовски округ
name_serL = Kosovski okrug
name_alt =
en_name = Kosovo District
province_or_region = Kosovo
capital = Priština
commissioner =
municipalities = 10
settlements =
cities_and_towns =
villages =
area =
population = 672,292
density =
footnotes =
Kosovo District (Serbian: Косовски округ, "Kosovski okrug") is a district in Kosovo and Metohija of Serbia. It has a population of 672,292. The seat of the District is in Priština.

From 1999 to 2008, the status of Kosovo was under United Nations control on an ad interim basis per United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244, as the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. In February 2008, the provisional Assembly of Kosovo unilateral declaration of independence.

Municipalities

It included the municipalities of:

*Podujevo
*Priština
*Uroševac
*Obilić
*Glogovac
*Lipljan
*Kosovo Polje
*Štimlje
*Štrpce
*Kačanik

Culture and history

Priština is the town with a striking contrast between the old and modern times. The immediate vicinity of Priština is the site of a settlement from the Neolithic period, as well as of the Roman settlement, Vicianum. In the center of Priština stands the Carsi, i.e. Tas - mosque, built after the Battle of Kosovo, in 1389.

Near to Pristina is also the Gračanica monastery, the last endowment of the Serbian King Stefan Milutin, built in 1315. By its architecture and fresco painting, Gračanica is one of the most significant medieval monuments in the entire Europe, and reference to it is made in all the anthologies of the European building. Today it is a female Orthodox monastery, open to visitors.

Economy

Ore resources and mining play an important part within the economy of this region. By the volume and quality of its lead-zinc ore deposits, the Kosovo District ranks among the richest one not only in Serbia, but in the entire Europe, as well.

ee also

*History of Serbia
*History of Kosovo
*Subdivisions of Kosovo

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