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Prizren

(prēz`rĕn), city (2011 pop. 178,112), SW 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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. It is a commercial center with industries that produce textiles, wood products, and filigree silver jewelry. Prizren is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop and of an Orthodox Eastern bishop. An important medieval trade center, the city reached its height as capital (1376–89) of Serbia under 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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, who is buried in a nearby monastery. In Prizren are numerous ancient churches and monasteries, some in ruins.

Prizren

 

a city in Yugoslavia, in the Socialist Republic of Serbia, in Kosovo Autonomous Region. Located on the Prizrenska Bistrica River, a tributary of the Beli Drin. Population, 46,000 (1974). Prizren is a center for the manufacture of handicrafts, including those for export. Handicrafts include filigree articles of nonferrous metals, engravings, wood carvings, and rugs. The city also has wine-making and silk industries.

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Table 1: Kosovo Prison Occupancy Location May 2001 January 2002 Planned Capacity Bondsteel -- operated by KFOR 120 -- -- Dubrava 520 520 562 Dubrava -- blocks 4 and 5 -- -- 320 Gjilani 90 90 90 Lipjan 70 70 138 Lipjan -- quick-build -- -- 200 Mitrovica 52 52 52 Pec/Peja 76 72 72 Pristina 50 49 49 Prizren 84 84 94 TOTAL 1,062 937 1,577
A Serbian manager at the sanitation department in the southern Kosovo town of Prizren barged into the homes of four employees and roused them from sleep.
Mr Caborn was touring Army, RAF and UK business work ongoing in Prizren and Pristina with an entourage from the Department of Trade and Industry and the joint government and private sector Kosovo Taskforce.
Also Catholic cemeteries in Prizren and Pec have been desecrated and relatives of Catholic clergy are being terrorized by Muslim militants.
We support the building of strong local democratic institutions that will continue to ensure security, peace and well-being for all -- and we look to the international community to provide necessary support," they said in an April 13 declaration, signed by Auxiliary Bishop Marko Sopi of Skopje-Prizren, as well as Muslim Mufti Rexhep Boja and the province's Serbian Orthodox Bishop Artemije Radosaljevi of Raska and Prizren.
Signed by Rexhep Boja, Mufti of the Islamic Community of Kosovo, Marko Sopi, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Prizren, and Artemije Radosavljevic, the Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Raska and Prizren, the statement calls on believers of all faiths to "establish a durable peace based on truth, justice, and common living.
I was travelling with Dr Rasim Haliti, a Kosovar vet who had returned to work in the nearby town of Prizren.
Shots were fired at a NATO patrol in Pec, and at checkpoints in Prizren and Djakovica.
And, as we all know, the dozens of Kosovo Albanians massacred on the road to Prizren were slaughtered by NATO--not by the Serbs, as NATO originally claimed.
Villages like Krusha e Madhe, near Prizren, are being considered.
He was at a spot where the Serbs massacred up to 105 men and boys in the farming village of Velika Krusa, near Prizren in eastern Kosovo.