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Istok

Istok or Istog is a town and municipality located in the Peć District of eastern Kosovo According to the 2011 census, the town of Istok has 5,115 inhabitants, while the municipality has 39,289 inhabitants.NameThe name of the town comes from the version of the Serbian word istok, meaning "well, water source" referring to the springs of the Istočka river, a tributary to the White Drin river. The name of the nearby village of Vrela, one of the largest settlements in the municipality, also means "springs", as does the newly proposed Albanian name of the town, Burimi.HistoryThe Ottoman defter (tax registry; census) of 1582 registered the Peć nahiyah as having 235 villages, of which Suho Grlo (Suvo Grlo) was located within modern Istok municipality. Suvo Grlo had three bigger mahala (neighbourhoods), whose inhabitants were Serbs. One of the neighbourhoods converted to Islam. There were several Orthodox priests in the village.DemographicsAccording to the last official census done in 2011, the municipality of Istok has 39,289 inhabitants.Ethnic groupsThe municipality of Istok has an ethnic Kosovo Albanian majority. Most of the Kosovo Serbs live in the village of Osojane. Osojane is to the east of the city Istok; also part of the Serbs lives in northern part of the municipality.
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