Prishtinë

Prishtinë,

 

Prishtina,

or

Priština

(prē`shtĭnä), city (2011 pop. 198,214), E central Kosovo, the capital and largest city of Kosovo. Prishtinë is a commercial center with diverse industries, including woodworking, textiles, and food processing. Lead and silver are mined nearby. The heart of the Albanian Kosovar separatist movement in the late 20th cent., the city suffered much damage during the 1999 Kosovo crisis (see KosovoKosovo
, Albanian Kosova, Serbian Kosovo i Metohija and Kosmet, officially Republic of Kosovo, republic (2011 est. pop. 1,826,000), 4,126 sq mi (10,686 sq km), SE Europe, a former province of Serbia that unilaterally declared its independence in 2008.
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; YugoslaviaYugoslavia
, Serbo-Croatian Jugoslavija, former country of SE Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula. Belgrade was the capital and by far the largest city. Yugoslavs (i.e.
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). Prishtinë was a capital of the Serbian empire in the 14th cent.