Gora (region)

Gora (region)

Gora ("Гора") is a geographical region in southern Kosovo, mostly inhabited by the Gorani people. Between 1992 and 1999, Gora was a municipality, and its population was 17,574 people according to 1991 census. Today, the region is part of the municipality of Dragaš.


The name "Gora" is a Slavic word for "Mountain" or "Forest".


Gora is mentioned for the first time in 1348 in the edicts of Emperor Stefan Dushan as a Zhupa of the Serbian Empire, composed out of seven villages that Dushan gifted to his Monastery of Saint Archangel near Prizren. Its second mention is in 1452/5 in the Turkish cadestral tax censuses as the "Nachy of Gora" within the Ottoman Empire, forming part of the Ottoman province of Macedonia.


According to 1991 census data, the population of the Gora municipality was composed of:

* Gorani (" 16,129")
* Albanians ("22, 785")

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw_gtFGsLDk Gora 1968 part 1 - Short Documentary film about Gora]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9oJsn89_hQ Gora 1968 part 2 - Short Documentary film about Gora]

ee also

* Dragaš
* Gorani

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