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Kosovo: see PrishtinëPrishtinë,
or Priština
, 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.
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a city in Yugoslavia, in the Socialist Republic of Serbia. Capital of the autonomous region of Kosovo. Population, 73,000 (1972). Priština is the trade and distribution center for the agricultural region of Kosovo Polje. Industries include cotton, food processing, and ceramics. There is a thermal power plant and a factory producing shock absorbers. Crafts produced include filigreed items of nonferrous metals and rugs. A university was founded in Priština in 1970. Lignite and lead and zinc ore are mined in the area. The Kosovo chemical power combine is also located nearby.

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a city in S Serbia and Montenegro, the capital of Kosovo: under Turkish control until 1912; severely damaged in the Kosovo conflict of 1999; nearby is the 14th-century Gracanica monastery. Pop.: 261 000 (2005 est.)
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