Shield of Shtime

Population: 27,324
District Area: 134 km2
Leader: Naim Ismaili (Democratic Party of Kosovo PDK)

Name and Etymology:
The origin of the name Shtime is unknown and might originate with Illyrian languages.

The economy of Shtime is based on stone quarrying, agriculture, and fruit production. There is also a mental hospital in town.

Shtime likely has prehistoric origins but is first mentioned as the seat of a Serbian royal castle in the 1300s. Following the battle of Kosovo, Shtime passed to Ottoman rule. Albanian insurgents in the region defeated Ottoman forces in 1910; the area was then absorbed by Serbia, becoming part of Yugoslavia.

Link to Shtime's website.

Plan of Shtime, Kosovo by AJ Artemel
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