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Prizren

Prizren prēz´rĕn [key], city (2011 pop. 178,112), SW Kosovo . It is a commercial center with industries that produce textiles, wood products, and filigree silver jewelry. Prizren is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop and of an Orthodox Eastern bishop. An important medieval trade center, the city reached its height as capital (1376–89) of Serbia under Stephen Dušan , who is buried in a nearby monastery. In Prizren are numerous ancient churches and monasteries, some in ruins.

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