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In the fourteenth century the Ottoman Empire began to expand into the Balkans. Ottoman presence in Vushtrri was first recorded in 1439. The establishment of Ottoman administration in Vushtrri introduced Islam to the municipality and the construction of mosques, inns, Muslim religious schools and hamams (public baths) followed. Between the 15th-18th Centuries, Vushtrri was one of the largest settlements in the Balkans and it was the center of a very important Sanxhak (administrative unit) of the Ottoman Empire.
During World War I Vushtrri was occupied by Austro-Hungary. During World War II Vushtrri was incorporated into to the German zone of occupation. In November 1944, the Yugoslav Communist administration was established.
In March 1989, Serb state authorities abolished the Constitution of 1974. This led to an armed uprising by the population of Kosova, organized by the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA), which led to the intervention by NATO forces (March-June 1999). During the conflict, more than 500 Albanian civilians were killed in Vushtrri and the surrounding area and another 100 remain missing. NATO forces entered Vushtrri on 16 June 1999.
Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://www.komuna-vushtrri.org/en/history/