(pā`ä), or


(pĕch), town (2011 pop. 95,723), W KosovoKosovo
, Albanian Kosova, Serbian Kosovo i Metohija and Kosmet, officially Republic of Kosovo, republic (2015 est. pop. 1,871,000), 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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. A trade center, it has industries that produce leather goods, foodstuffs, and handicrafts. Stephen DušanStephen Dušan or Dushan
, c.1308–1355, king (1331–46) and czar (1346–55) of Serbia, son of Stephen Uros III. He is also known as Stephen Uros IV.
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 in 1346 made the town the seat of the Orthodox patriarchs of Serbia, who resided there until 1766. It is noted for its 13th-century patriarchal cathedral and several Turkish mosques and houses.
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