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Shishtavec
Шиштавец
Village
Shishtavec village, Kukes District.JPG
Shishtavec is located in Albania
Shishtavec
Shishtavec
Coordinates: 41°59′N 20°36′E / 41.983°N 20.600°E / 41.983; 20.600Coordinates: 41°59′N 20°36′E / 41.983°N 20.600°E / 41.983; 20.600
Country  Albania
County Kukës
Municipality Kukës
Municipal unit Shishtavec
Elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Shishtavec (Cyrillic: Шиштавец) is a village in Kukës County in northeastern Albania. It was also the seat of the former municipality of the same name. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Kukës.[1]

The village consists of around 300 households with over 1,800 Gorani inhabitants. The area is part of the wider Gora region, most of it lies in the other side of the border (today Kosovo).

The Gorani population in Albania identifies itself mostly with the Albanians, unlike the Gorani inhabitants of Kosovo and Macedonia. There are recent attempts to recognize them as forming their own minority group, as with others who identify with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Macedonia.

Roughly 250 acres of potatoes are planted annually in Shishtavec.[2]

According to the 2011 census, 68.3% of the municipality identified ethnically as Albanian, while 7.7% identified as Macedonian. The remainder did not declare an ethnicity.[3]

Gallery[edit]

Shishtavec streets 
Potato Festival 
Shishtavec Cheese 
Shishtavec area Traditional Costumes 
Ski area 

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3 news items

AlbanianEconomy.com

AlbanianEconomy.com
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:21:37 -0700

When the war broke out in Kosovo in 1999, the village of Shishtavec in Albania, which is only three kilometres from the border, was inundated by war reporters and representatives of international organizations. Some representatives from the OSCE ...
 
Demotix
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:53:00 -0700

Shishtavec village in northeastern Albania. 22 July 2012 by Admir Idrizi. Admir Idrizi. Prizren, Kosovo, Europe. + More stories from Admir Idrizi · All images · Shishtavec village in northeastern Albania. ID:1349371. +add to lightbox · -remove from ...
 
Financial Times
Mon, 19 May 2014 14:00:00 -0700

At Serbia's Zvezdara science and technology park, a 21-hectare concrete and glass complex on the outskirts of Belgrade, Ivanka Milenkovic holds up a plate of succulent-looking oyster mushrooms. “Serbia has to play to its strengths. Agriculture is one ...
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