31 January 2020
Cities of Kosovo — Views of Podujeva
Issued on: 2020-01-31
Size: 43 x 62 mm
Printing: Offset lithography
Denominations: €1, €2
Print run: 7,500
Description: printed in panes containing five vertical se-tenant pairs
Podujevo (Подујево), or Podujeva/Podjeva is a town and municipality in Kosovo’s Pristina District. According to the 2011 census, the city has 23,453 inhabitants. The total population of the municipality is estimated at 83,242 (in 2016). Podujevo is located along a regional motorway and has railroad passing through it, which links the area to surrounding regions. Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, is located some 35 km (22 mi) to the south.
The region includes many Medieval Serbian monuments. In 1355, Emperor Stefan Dušan gave the village of Braina to Mount Athos. In 1381, Prince Lazar gave Orlane (a village in Podujevo) to his endowment, the Ravanica monastery. Ruins of old Serbian monasteries and churches exist at Orlane, Murgula (destroyed in the 15th century), Palatna, Slatina, Svetlje, Rakinica, Metohija, Donje Ljupce (destroyed in the 15th century), Gornja Pakastica (destroyed in the 15th century), Brevnik, Braina and graveyards exist in most of these villages. The village of Brevnik had a notable medieval mine, and a fort with a church.
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