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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 (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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. 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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German units swept into Prizren, in southern Kosovo, from their base in Albania.
Deputy Minister Y?ld?z will attend the events of the Days of Turks in the cities of Gjilan, Mamusha and Prizren. During both visits, Deputy Minister Y?ld?z is expected to meet with the representatives of the Turkish communities living in Kosovo and Macedonia.
"I hope this election would help for more investment and employment for Kosovo", Mahir Yagcilar, chairman of Kosovo Democratic Turkish Party (KDTP), told reporters after casting his vote in Prizren.
PRIZREN, Nov 3, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that they aimed at protecting all the historical traces belonged to the Turkish world from the old Turkish inscriptions in Mongolia to the monuments in Sarajevo, from the mosques in Macedonia to the tombs in Jerusalem.
Projects co-ordinator Peter Burnett and team manager Don Sheard have just returned from a fact-finding mission to the Balkans and a team of volunteers will now drive out next week to launch a rehabilitation project in Prizren in southern Kosovo.
He had been asked to comment on a report that dozens of Russian volunteers had participated in the killing of hundreds of ethnic Albanians and the destruction of towns and villages around Prizren in southern Kosovo.
About 1,200 soldiers filed into the city of Prizren in south west Kosovo from their base in Kukes, Albania.
Kosovo's second largest city, Prizren, is a beautiful old city that strikingly retains its appearance from the time of the Ottoman Empire.
PRIZREN, Nov 3, 2010 (TUR) -- Kosovo's prime minister said on Wednesday that Turkey had encouraged Kosovo to declare its independence.
This is a phenomenal rate - absolutely staggering," said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in Prizren, Kosovo's second-largest city.
Meanwhile, German soldiers yesterday freed 15 badly-beaten prisoners from a former Yugoslav special police headquarters in the south-western town of Prizren, which was taken over by the Kosovo Liberation Army two days ago.
And they continued to patrol the town of Prizren, openly displaying their weapons.