Zubin Potok

Zubin Potok
  • Zubin Potok or Zubin Potoku  (Albanian)
    Зубин Поток / Zubin Potok  (Serbian)
Holy Trinity Church, Zubin Potok
Holy Trinity Church, Zubin Potok
Official logo of Zubin Potok
Location of the municipality of Zubin Potok within Kosovo
Location of the municipality of Zubin Potok within Kosovo
Coordinates: 42°55′N 20°41′E / 42.917°N 20.683°E / 42.917; 20.683
Location Kosovo[a]
District District of Mitrovica
Settlements 64
Government
 • Provisional president Srđan Vulović (SL)
Area
 • Total 335 km2 (129 sq mi)
 • Land 333 km2 (129 sq mi)
Elevation
567 m (1,860 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 15,200
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
  est.
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
40650
Area code(s) +383(0)28
Car plates 02
Website www.ezubinpotok.com

Zubin Potok (definite Albanian form: Zubin Potoku; Serbian Cyrillic: Зубин Поток); is a town and municipality located in the Mitrovica District in Kosovo.[a] As of 2015, it has an estimated population of 15,200 inhabitants.[1] It covers an area of 335 km2 (129 sq mi), and consists of the main town and 63 villages.

Zubin Potok is a part of North Kosovo, a region with an ethnic Serb majority that functions largely autonomously from the remainder of ethnic Albanian-majority Kosovo. After the 2013 Brussels Agreement, the municipality became part of the Community of Serb Municipalities.

Settlements

Aside from the town of Zubin Potok, these villages comprise the municipality of Zubin Potok:

  • Babiće / Babiq
  • Banja / Banjë
  • Brnjak / Bërnjak
  • Bube / Bubë
  • Čabra / Çabër
  • Čečevo / Çeçevë
  • Češanoviće / Çeshanovë
  • Crepulja / Crepulë
  • Čitluk / Çitluk
  • Donje Varage / Varagë e Ulët
  • Drajinoviće / Drainovë
  • Dren
  • Gornji Jasenovik / Jasenoviku i Epërm
  • Gornji Strmac / Stramci i Epërm
  • Jagnjenica
  • Junake / Junce
  • Kozarevo / Kozareva
  • Krligate / Krligatë
  • Lučka Reka / Lluçkarekë
  • Međeđi Potok / Prroj i Megjës
  • Oklace
  • Rezala / Rezallë
  • Rujište / Rujishtë
  • Tušiće / Tushiqë
  • Velika Kaludra / Kalludra e Madhe
  • Velji Breg / Bregu i Madh
  • Vojmisliće / Vojmisliq
  • Zečeviće / Zeçevicë
  • Zupče / Zupçë

Demographics

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1991 8,700 —    
1999 12,000 +4.10%
2015 15,200 +1.49%

According to the 2011 estimations by the Government of Kosovo, Zubin Potok has 1,698 households and 6,616 inhabitants.[2] In 2015 report by OSCE, the population of Zubin Potok municipality stands at 15,200 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups

The majority of Zubin Potok municipality is composed of Kosovo Serbs with more than 13,900 inhabitants (91.5%), while 1,300 (8.5%) Kosovo Albanians live in the municipality.[1] Most of Zubin Potok's Kosovo Albanians live in the village of Çabër (Čabra).

The ethnic composition of the municipality of Zubin Potok, including IDPs:[3][1]

Ethnic group 1991 est. 1999 est. 2015 est.
Serbs 7,750 11,000 13,900
Albanians 850 850 1,300
Others 100 - -
Total 8,700 12,000 15,200

Geography and infrastructure

Location

Economy

Zubin Potok is an agricultural community, yet the level of agricultural production has been in decrease due to the lack of investment. Local factories have been also strongly affected by the lack of consumers in the Albanian parts of Kosovo. Since most factories were established as branches of main Serbian factory chains to serve the Kosovo market, their workers are still employed but work and get paid irregularly. A majority of products sold in the municipality are imported from Serbia.

Twin towns — sister cities

Zubin Potok is twinned with:

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See also

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