Area: 374 km2
Population 60,420 banorë
Postal code: 41000
Skenderaj is a city and municipality located in the Kosovo Mitrovica Region. According to the 2011 census, the city of Skenderaj has 9,372 inhabitants, while the municipality has 50,858 inhabitants.
It is the largest city in the geographical region of Drenica Kosovo. It is mainly populated by ethnic Albanians. It is claimed to be the poorest city in Kosovo. It is the place where the Kosovo War began in 1998, and which has suffered the most damage.
Agriculture is the main local industry, but the municipality has not fully developed the existing arable land. Today, the local economy is made up of small companies such as family shops and restaurants, while two privatized factories, one brick and one flour mill, employ several hundred people. The other major sector of employment is the municipal civil service.