City of Peja

The City of Peja

Peja: The Dukagjini Flower is ranked among the big cities in Kosovo. Compared to the cities of Europe, it is relatively small but very loving and with a slight movement for all ages in the town and its surroundings. The picturesque view of the Rugova Mountains and the Lumbardhi River, which passes through the city and brings the freshness of the air from the Rugova Gorge, where the inhabitants spend their free time walking on the river promenade, are two values ​​that set up Peja as a unique city in Kosovo. Peja lies west of Kosovo and is a gateway to the Bjeshkët and Nemuna National Park. It is also a “green and vital” city as 75% of the territory is covered with green areas. The entire region of the municipality is 603km2, while the city alone has 20km2. It borders Montenegro at state borders and municipal with Deçan, Istog, and Klina. The population of the city of Peja is very active and full of youth, while sport and recreation in parks and nature is a different value in this city. Peja is a city of sports and 3 Olympic medals respectively in Judo’s sports while the field of art offers excellent names that have left traces in Kosovo but also in the world

The municipality of Peja as a whole has a population of 100,000 inhabitants, whereas only in the city area live 50,000 inhabitants. Cultural diversity makes this city very unique and the interethnic tolerance of the population distinguishes this municipality to be even more attractive to visitors as it combines different cultures and traditions. Peja is now a very attractive destination for visitors. Its geographical position, natural and cultural wealth, fertile lands and sustainable rural development, active life of the inhabitants, sports as well as traditions and artistic cultures of the inhabitants make Peja unique in the region and visited by tourists throughout the year. The history shows that Peja has a very early development. Archaeological facts show that the early ancient settlement was located in the part of the Peja plain known as “Gradina”. Archaeological findings show that this ancient settlement was created on the foundations of an earlier Dardan locality. Peja which in antiquity we know as Siparantum of Dardanis, during the middle ages and other centuries we also encounter names like Pentza, Peka, Pech and Forno. So all this shows that Peja has been a very well organized settlement and here is organized an organized life at a higher socio-economic level. Peja also has a very interesting history of development in different periods and almost each period has left its traces where visitors can experience all the history, cultures and traditions as if they were in different times. In history, Peja is also known among the cities which have played an important role at the national level. This different city is also called the city of Peja