GJILAN is a city Kosava. For the official web site of the city click here
Gnjilane or Gjilan (Albanian: Gjilani or Gjilan; Serbian: Гњилане, Gnjilane; Turkish:
Gilan) is a city and municipality in eastern Kosovo
In April 2008, the Gnjilane municipality was estimated to have over 130,000 residents.
The vast majority of the population is Albanian, followed by Serbs, and a small number
The origin of the town name is disputed. Albanian sources claim that the town was
originally established in 1572 by the Gjinolli family, who arrived from Novo Brdo,
one of the most important late-medieval cities in the central Balkans. However, there
is no definite evidence to support that claim, and in fact no one can confirm as
to who the first true inhabitants were, or when they first settled there.