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Encyclopedia > Bujanovac

Bujanovac (Бујановац) is a town and municipality in Pčinja District of Serbia, in south-eastern Serbia and Montenegro, situated in the Preševo valley and close to the eastern extreme of Kosovo. According to 1991 census, the municipality of Bujanovac had a population of 49,238 people. The Bujanovac municipality has 461 square kilometers and 59 inhabited places. Pčinja District Pčinjski okrug The Pcinjski District expands in the southern parts of the Republic of Serbia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kosovo (Serbian: Косово и Метохија / Kosovo i Metohija, Albanian: Kosovë / Kosova) is a province of Serbia. ...


Demographics

In 1991, the population of the municipality was composed of:

... Montenegrins are South Slavic people who are primarily associated with the republic of Montenegro, a joint partner of the Serbia and Montenegro country. ...

Politics

Between 1999 and 2001, a ethnic Albanian guerilla organization similar to the KLA, known as the "Liberation Army of Preševo, Medveđa and Bujanovac", operated in this region with a goal to secede these three municipalities from Yugoslavia. Though there were casualties and injuries on both sides, the events did not quite attract the same international media attention as what had been happening in Kosovo until 1999, and what was also happening south of the border in Macedonia during 2001. The situation approaching 2006 is peaceful, but not entirely stable. The Liberation Army of PreÅ¡evo, MedveÄ‘a and Bujanovac (Albanian: Ushtria Çlirimtare e Preshevës, Medvegjës dhe Bujanovcit - UCPMB) was a guerrilla group fighting for independence from Serbia for the three municipalities: PreÅ¡evo, MedveÄ‘a and Bujanovac, home to most of the Albanians of inner Serbia, adjacent...


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Troubles in the South of Serbia (1309 words)
Bujanovac is truly a mixed environment in which Albanians account for 95 of the population of the town and surrounding 59 villages.
Albanians "loyal to the state of Serbia", the target was Vice-President of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) in Bujanovac and Director of Elementary School in the village of Djurdjevac, Mustafa Dzamilj, whose house was bombed and fired at.
And while the Serbs in Bujanovac and Presevo have no doubts that the perpetrators in these incidents "are Albanian terrorists and gangs from Kosovo which want to transfer the conflict to the south of Serbia", the Albanian representatives are unable to pinpoint the culprits.
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