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North Mitrovica

North Mitrovica

Kosovska Mitrovica, 40000, Serbia

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Description North Mitrovica or North Kosovska Mitrovica is a town and municipality located in Mitrovica District in Kosovo. As of 2015, it has a population of 29,460 inhabitants. It covers an area of 11km2.North Mitrovica is a part of North Kosovo, a region with an ethnic Serb majority that functions largely autonomously from the remainder of ethnic Albanian-majority Kosovo. The municipality was established in 2013 after North Kosovo crisis, previously being the settlement of the city of Mitrovica, divided by the Ibar river. After the 2013 Brussels Agreement, the municipality is planned to be the administrative center of the Community of Serb Municipalities.NameThe northern part of Mitrovica was commonly referred to as "North Kosovska Mitrovica", however, as of late, the northern part is referred to as simply North Mitrovica.HistoryThe city was officially part of Mitrovica, until its official separation in 2013. The separation came as a result of the North Kosovo crisis, following Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in February 2008. The municipality was recognized by the Government of Kosovo in 2013 before the Kosovo local elections.