Kosovska Mitrovica, a town of rich tradition, is located in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, surrounded by the ridges of Kopaonik, Rogozna and Mokra Gora. It is connected to central Serbia (Raška, Kraljevo, Kragujevac and Belgrade) by a traffic route that also serves as a link to the southern cities of Priština, Skoplje and Solun. Relatively quickly via the highways, one can reach Kosovo Polje and the Gazimestan monument, Priština and the Gračanica monastery, Prizren and the Monastery of the Holy Archangels, Peć and the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć, Djakovica and Dečani, Zubin Potok and Mokra Gora mountain, Štrpce and Šar Mountains, Novi Pazar and Golija mountain, Brus and Kopaonik mountain.
Kosovska Mitrovica is home to a multitude of primary, secondary schools and higher education and preschool institutions, several TV stations as well as a sizeable number of cultural and artistic societies and student associations.
The town is equipped with sport fields, children’s playgrounds and has many places for young people . In 2006, the Priština National Theatre revived its drama program. In 2011 the 22nd Gathering of Cultural and Artistic Creativity of Serbia was re-established. The event brings together known artists, writers, folklore ensembles and cultural ambassadors of Serbia, Republika Srpska and Montenegro. The resplendent church of Saint Dimitrije, sitting atop the hill above the town, was built in 2004. A large sports hall and a bishop’s palace are also currently being built in its immediate vicinity. A key part of the town’s charm are its citizens, an affable people full of understanding, always ready to help and cooperate with any well-meaning visitor.