Suva Reka

For other uses, see Theranda (disambiguation).
Suva Reka
Municipality and city
Albanian: Suharekë / Suhareka
Therandë / Theranda

Serbian: Сува Река / Suva Reka

Suva Reka

Location in Kosovo

Coordinates: 42°22′N 20°49′E / 42.367°N 20.817°E / 42.367; 20.817
Country Kosovo[lower-alpha 1]
District District of Prizren
  Mayor Sali Asllanaj
  Total 361 km2 (139 sq mi)
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Population (2014)
  Total 60,869
  Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23000
Area code(s) +383
Car plates 04
Climate Cfb
Website Municipality of Suhareka

Suva Reka or Suhareka (Albanian: Suharekë/Therandë, Serbian: Сува Река) also known as Theranda, is a town and municipality in the Prizren district of southern Kosovo.[lower-alpha 1] According to the 2011 census, the total population of the municipality is 59,722. Albanians form the absolute majority of the town (98.9%), while other small ethnic groups include Ashkali and Balkan Egyptians, and others.[1]

It is located 18 kilometres (11 miles) from the city of Prizren, and 57 km (35 mi) from Pristina, the nation's capital.


"Suva Reka" means "dry river" in Serbian.[2] It is also known as Theranda.[3]


Ethnic Composition, Including IDPs
Year/Population Albanian  % Serb  % Roma  % Total
January 1999 80,000 95.5 3,000 3.75 700App 0.75 ?
January 2001 72,000 99.3 58 0.01 660 App0.57 ?
Ref: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe


From 1929 to 1941 Suhareka was part of the Vardar Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

International relations

Twin towns Sister cities

Suhareka is twinned with:

Notes and references

  1. 1 2 Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received recognition as an independent state from 110 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. "2011 Kosovo Census: Suharekë".
  2. Grujić, Petar V. (2014). Kosovo knot. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Publishing. p. 248. ISBN 9781480998452.
  3. Elsie,R. Historical Dictionary of Kosovo. p. 268.
  4. Lilburn Becomes a 'Sister City' With Kosovo Town

See also

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Coordinates: 42°22′48″N 20°49′19″E / 42.38000°N 20.82194°E / 42.38000; 20.82194

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