Districts of Kosovo

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Districts of Kosovo
Harta e Rajoneve të Kosovës.svg
Location Kosovo
Created byConstitution of Kosovo
Populations174,235 (Peć) – 477,312 (Pristina)
Areas1,000 km2 (400 sq mi) (Ferizaj) – 2,500 km2 (950 sq mi) (Pristina)
SubdivisionsMunicipalities of Kosovo

A District (Albanian: Qark, or Rajon, Serbian: Дистрикт / Distrikt or Округ / Okrug, or Регион / Region)[1] is the highest level of administrative divisions of Kosovo.[a][2] The districts of Kosovo are based on the Serbian Districts of Kosovo and Metohija.

UNMIK reform of 2000[edit]

UNMIK's districts of Kosovo

The UNMIK administration (established in 1999), replaced the Districts of Kosovo and Metohija with new districts of Kosovo (UNMIK).

Under the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), established in 1999, new districts were formed in 2000.

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) introduced the following changes to the districts and municipalities of Kosovo (UNMIK) in 2000:[citation needed]

Serbia protested about the new territorial division and does not see it as legitimate, but by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo administration implemented it regardless of Serbia's protests, because it has such authority[citation needed] established by virtue of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244.

Districts of Kosovo (UNMIK)[edit]

District Map Area
in km²
in 2011 (rank)
per km²
Municipalities Settlements
District of Ferizaj
(Rajoni i Ferizajit/Uroševački okrug)
Urosevac in Kosovo (Kosovo independent).svg 1,030 185,806 180 126[3]
District of Gjakova
(Rajoni i Gjakovës/Đakovički okrug)
District of Gjakova in Kosovo.svg 1,129 194,672 170 170[4]
District of Gjilan
(Rajoni i Gjilanit/Gnjilanski okrug)
Gjilani in Kosovo (Kosovo independent).svg 1,206 180,783 150 287[5]
District of Mitrovica
(Rajoni i Mitrovicës/Kosovskomitrovački okrug)
Kosovska Mitrovica in Kosovo (Kosovo independent).svg 2,077 272,247 110 267[6]
District of Peja/Peć
(Rajoni i Pejës/Pećki okrug)
Pec in Kosovo (Kosovo independent).svg 1,365 174,235 130 118[7]
District of Pristina
(Rajoni i Prishtinës/Prištinski okrug)
Pristina in Kosovo (Kosovo independent).svg 2,470 477,312 223 298[8]
District of Prizren
(Rajoni i Prizrenit/Prizrenski okrug)
Prizren in Kosovo (Kosovo independent).svg 1,397 331,670 240 195[9]


See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ 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 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.


  1. ^ "ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTION No. 14/2009 – MIA ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION" (PDF). Mpb-ks.org. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Republic of Kosovo". Mfa-ks.net. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Ferizajt". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Gjakovës". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Gjilanit". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Mitrovicës". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Pejës". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Komunat e Kosovës: Rajoni Kosovë". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Komunat në rajonin e Prizrenit". Gjiganti.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017.