Area:                602 km2

Population:      145,412 banorë

Postal code:    30000

Peja is a city and municipality located in the Peja District of Kosovo. According to the 2011 census, the city of Peja has 48,962 inhabitants, while the municipality has 96,450 inhabitants. The municipality covers an area of ??602 km2, including Peja / Pec town and 95 villages, divided into 28 territorial communities.

Geographically, it is located in an important location. Rugova Canyon is one of Europe's longest and deepest canyons and is about three kilometers from the city of Pec. The city is about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Tirana, Albania, 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of Skopje, Northern Macedonia, 85 kilometers (52 miles) west of Pristina, Kosovo, and about 280 kilometers (15 miles) northwest of Skopje. 173 miles)) east of Podgorica, Montenegro.

In medieval times the city was the seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1346. Later in 1899, the Albanian political organization, the League of Peja, was created in the city. The Patriarchal Monastery of Peja is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo. City in Western Kosovo near Rugova Canyon or Gorge. Rugova is a mountainous region that enters the North-West part of the city of Peja. It is the third region of Prokletije. In 2013 it became a National Park. Rugova is known for its natural environment and access to the mountains.

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