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Gnjilane
Gjilan
Gjilan
(Albanian: Gjilani IPA: [ɟilani] ( listen))) or Gnjilane (Serbian Cyrillic: Гњилане), is a city and municipality located in the Gjilan
Gjilan
District in eastern Kosovo.[a] According to the 2011 census, the city of Gjilan
Gjilan
has 54,239 inhabitants, while the municipality has 90,178 inhabitants.Contents1 Geography 2 Name 3 History3.1 Modern history4 Population4.1 Ethnic groups 4.2 Languages 4.3 Education5 Economy 6 Culture6.1 Flaka e Janarit7 Features 8 Sports 9 Gallery 10 Notable people 11 International relations11.1 Twin towns – Sister cities12 Annotations 13 See also 14 References14.1 Sources15 External linksGeography[edit] Gjilan
Gjilan
is located in the southeastern part of Kosovo, the region of Anamorava. It is one of the largest municipalities in the country
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Albanian Language
Latin
Latin
(Albanian alphabet) Albanian Braille Greek (Arvanitika)Official statusOfficial language in Albania  Kosovo[a]  Macedonia (partly)[2]Recognised minority language in Italy  Montenegro  Serbia  Croatia  RomaniaRegulated by Officially by the Social Sciences and Albanological Section of the Academy of Sciences of AlbaniaLanguage codesISO 639-1 sqISO 639-2 alb (B) sqi (T)ISO 639-3 sqi – inclusive code Individual codes: aae – Arbëresh aat – Arvanitika aln – Gheg als – ToskGlottolog alba1267[3]Linguasphere 55-AAA-aaa to 55-AAA-ahe (25 varieties) Albanian dialects
Albanian dialects
(The map does not indicate where the language is majority or minority).This article contains IPA phonetic symbols
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Byzantine Empire
The Byzantine
Byzantine
Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire, was the continuation of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the East during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople
Constantinople
(modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.[2] During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe
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Bujanovac
Bujanovac
Bujanovac
(Serbian Cyrillic: Бујановац, pronounced [bǔjanɔvats]) or Bujanoc (Albanian: Bujanoci), is a town and municipality located in the Pčinja District
Pčinja District
of southern Serbia. Situated in the South Morava
South Morava
basin, it is located in the geographical area known as Preševo
Preševo
Valley
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Republic Of Macedonia
Macedonia (/ˌmæsɪˈdoʊniə/ ( listen); Macedonian: Македонија, translit. Makedonija, IPA: [makɛˈdɔnija]), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Република Македонија, translit. Republika Makedonija IPA: [rɛˈpublika ˌmakɛˈdɔnija] ( listen)), is a country in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991
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Evliya Çelebi
Mehmed Zilli (25 March 1611 – 1682), known as Evliya Çelebi (Ottoman Turkish: اوليا چلبى‎), was an Ottoman explorer who travelled through the territory of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
and neighboring lands over a period of forty years, recording his commentary in a travelogue called the Seyahatname ("Book of Travel").[1] The name Çelebi is an honorific title meaning gentleman (see pre-1934 Turkish naming conventions).Contents1 Life 2 Travels2.1 Mostar 2.2 Europe 2.3 Azerbaijan 2.4 Crimean Khanate 2.5 Parthenon 2.6 Syria
Syria
and Palestine3 The Seyâhatnâme 4 Popular culture 5 Bibliography5.1 In Turkish 5.2 In English 5.3 In German 5.4 In Italian6 See also 7 References 8 External linksLife[edit] Evliya Çelebi
Evliya Çelebi
was born in Constantinople
Constantinople
(now Istanbul) in 1611 to a wealthy family from Kütahya
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Sanjak Of Vučitrn
Coat of armsCapital VučitrnHistory •  Established 1459 •  Disestablished 1864The Sanjak of Vučitrn
Vučitrn
(Turkish: Vulçitrin sancağı; Albanian: Sanxhaku i Vuçiternës/Vushtrrisë; Serbian: Вучитрнски санџак), also known as the Pristina
Pristina
Pashaluk (Serbian: prištinski pašaluk), was a sanjak (second-level administrative division) of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
in Rumelia (the Balkans), in present-day Kosovo
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Istanbul
Istanbul
Istanbul
(UK: /ˌɪstænˈbʊl/, /-ˈbuːl/ or US: /-stɑːn-/ or /ˈɪstənˌbʊl/;[7][8][9] Turkish: İstanbul [isˈtɑnbuɫ] ( listen)), historically known as Constantinople
Constantinople
and Byzantium, is the most populous city in what is modern-day Turkey
Turkey
and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul
Istanbul
is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus
Bosphorus
strait (which separates Europe
Europe
and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea
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Vranje
Vranje
Vranje
(Serbian Cyrillic: Врање, pronounced [ʋrâɲɛ] ( listen)) is a city and the administrative center of the Pčinja District
Pčinja District
in southern Serbia. The city has a population of 83,524 inhabitants, while the urban area of the city has 60,485 inhabitants. Vranje
Vranje
is the economical, political, and cultural centre of the Pčinja District
Pčinja District
in South Serbia. It is on located on the Pan-European Corridor X, close to the borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria
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Vučitrn
Vučitrn
Vučitrn
(Serbian Cyrillic: Вучитрн) or Vushtrri (Albanian: Vushtrria), is a town and municipality located in the Mitrovica District in northern Kosovo.[a] According to the 2011 census, the town of Vučitrn
Vučitrn
has 26,964 inhabitants, while the municipality has 69,870 inhabitants. Vučitrn
Vučitrn
is surrounded with the city of Mitrovica in the north, Podujeva
Podujeva
(Besiana) in the east, Obilić
Obilić
(Kastriot) in the south, Glogovac
Glogovac
(Drenas or Gllogovc) in the south-west, and Skenderaj in the west. The municipality of Vučitrn
Vučitrn
has 67 villages. Vučitrn
Vučitrn
has been inhabited since the time of Illyrian Empire, when the people of the Kingdom of Dardania
Kingdom of Dardania
lived in the territory of Kosovo in the 4th century BC
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History Of Kosovo
The history of Kosovo
Kosovo
is intertwined with the histories of its neighboring regions. The name "Kosovo" is derived from the Kosovo Plain,[citation needed] where the Battle of Kosovo
Battle of Kosovo
was fought between Serbia
Serbia
and the Ottoman Empire. Kosovo's modern history can be traced to the Ottoman Sanjak of Prizren, of which parts were organized into Kosovo Vilayet
Kosovo Vilayet
in 1877. In antiquity, Dardania covered the area, which formed part of the larger Roman province of Moesia
Moesia
in the 1st century AD. In the Middle Ages, the region became part of the Bulgarian Empire, the Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
and the Serbian medieval states. It was then conquered by the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
an exact 70 years after the Battle of Kosovo
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Dardani
The Dardani
Dardani
(/ˈdɑːrdənaɪ/; Ancient Greek: Δαρδάνιοι, Δάρδανοι; Latin: Dardani), or Dardanians (Δαρδανίωνες) were a tribe which occupied the region that took its name from them of Dardania,[1][2] at the Thraco-Illyrian contact zone; their identification as either an Illyrian or Thracian tribe is uncertain.[3][4] Their territory itself was not considered part of Illyria[5] by Strabo
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Roman Empire
Mediolanum
Mediolanum
(286–402, Western) Augusta Treverorum Sirmium Ravenna
Ravenna
(402–476, Western)
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First Bulgarian Empire
The First Bulgarian Empire
Bulgarian Empire
(Old Bulgarian: ц︢рьство бл︢гарское, ts'rstvo bl'garskoe) was a medieval Bulgarian state that existed in southeastern Europe
Europe
between the 7th and 11th centuries AD. It was founded circa 681 when Bulgar tribes led by Asparukh moved to the north-eastern Balkans. There they secured Byzantine recognition of their right to settle south of the Danube
Danube
by defeating – possibly with the help of local South Slavic tribes – the Byzantine army led by Constantine IV
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Presevo
Preševo (Serbian Cyrillic: Прешево, pronounced [prêʃeʋo]) or Presheva (Albanian: Preshevë), is a town and municipality located in the Pčinja District of southern Serbia
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Peter Delyan
Petar II Delyan[1] (reigned 1040 – 1041) (Bulgarian: Петър II Делян) was the leader of an uprising against Byzantine rule in the Theme of Bulgaria
Theme of Bulgaria
during the summer of 1040. He was proclaimed Tsar
Tsar
of Bulgaria, as Samuel's grandson in Belgrade. His original name may have been simply Delyan, in which case he assumed the name Petar II upon his accession, commemorating the sainted Emperor Petar I (Petăr I), who had died in 970. The year of his birth is uncertain, but probably not long after 1000, and before 1014. He probably died in 1041.Contents1 Origin1.1 Delyan as Radomir's son 1.2 Delyan as a local Bulgarian2 Uprising 3 Family tree 4 Honour 5 See also 6 References 7 Notes 8 External linksOrigin[edit] His origin is not clear
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