Priština


Priština is located in the northern part of Kosovska valley, beneath the Grmija Mountain. The city has a good geographical location, because it lies on the crossroads of important roads which lead to Skopje, Prizren and Albania, Peć and Montenegro, Kosovska Mitrovica, Novi Pazar, Niš and Gnjilane. As early as 1873 did the first railroad pass here through the Kosovska valley from Kosovksa Mitrovica to Uroševac, and then to Skopje, and the station in Priština was first Obilić (which was called Globoderica back then) and Kosovo Polje. From Priština, there is good view of the mountain Goles, which is situated 13km to the west from the city. Close to Priština, there are two large towns, Obilić and Kosovo Polje. With a sudden flow of Albanian population from Kosovo and Metohija and Albania, after the arrival of international peacekeepers to the Serbian province in 1999, the city expanded so much, that it actually connected itself with Kosovo Polje, Orlović, Čaglavica and Gračanica. Gračaničko Lake, from where the city gets its water, is located 15km to the south of the city, towards Gnjilane.

The rivers Veluša and Prištevka flow through the city of Priština, which gained covered concrete canals during the 70s, by which the traffic of the city was better regulated, which helped its further urban development. Prištevka went next to the city market and garbage was thrown into it regularly, due to which an unpleasant odor spread through the city, which was one of the reasons for the new canal. The rivers join in the city itself, by the Stadium, and then Prištevka flows into Sitnica.



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