Obilić


Obilić
Obilić
—  Municipality and city  —
(Obilić)
Obiliq (Kastrioti)
Main street in Obilić looking towards Kosovo A
Obilić is located in Kosovo
Obilić
Location in Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°41′N 21°04′E / 42.683°N 21.067°E / 42.683; 21.067
Country Kosovo
Population (2011)
 - Total 21,548 (municipality)
 - Density 205.6/km2 (532.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
Area code(s) +381 38
Car plates 01
Website Municipality of Obilić

Obilić (Albanian: Obiliq or Kastriot; Serbian: Обилић, Obilić) is a town and municipality in central Kosovo[a], belonging to the Pristina district. The municipality includes the town of Obilić and 19 villages, with a total population of approximately 21,548.[1]

The municipality is located immediately north-west of Pristina on the main road to Kosovska Mitrovica. It was created in 1989, prior to which it formed part of Pristina municipality.[1]

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Name

Kosovo power plant in Obilić

The name for the town, Obilić, refers to Miloš Obilić who is regarded as a Serbian hero of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo, during which he killed the Ottoman Sultan Murad I.

An Albanian version for the name for the town was produced in 2001, Kastriot, refers to George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the national hero of the Albanian people, who lived during the time period of the Second Battle of Kosovo (1448). Skanderbeg was supposed to join the Hungarian-led Catholic coalition under John Hunyadi, but failed to appear on the battlefield.[2]

Economy

  • Kosovo A Power Station
  • Kosovo B Power Station

Demographics

In 2011, the municipality had a population of 21,548. As of 2008 the municipality has a population of approximately 19,500. The majority -some 15,000- are Kosovo Albanian; the minorities include some 2,200 Kosovo Serbs, 350 Roma, 300 Ashkali, 70 Bosnian Serbs and others.[1]

Notes and references

Notes:

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, while Serbia claims it as part of its own sovereign territory. Its independence is recognised by 85 UN member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b c OSCE Mission in Kosovo: Municipal profile of Obilić, April 2008. – Retrieved on 30 October 2008.
  2. ^ Malcolm, Noel. Kosovo: A Short History

External links


Coordinates: 42°41′24″N 21°04′40″E / 42.69°N 21.07778°E / 42.69; 21.07778


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