Culture and history info
Cultural institutions: Library "Latif Berisha", Center of Culture, Museum of the City, Professional Theatre, Cultural house in village Bare.
Associations of culture: Ensemble of Song and Dance City, Writers Association of Mitrovica "Jakup Ceraja", Association of Visual Art Artists of Mitrovica, Musicians Association of Mitrovica, City Theatre "Sander Prosi", Amateur Theatre "Alexander Moses", City choir (under the Medicine Secondary School "Tefta TASHKO", Association "7 Arts".
Personalities: Vahedin Ajeti (Albanian footballer),Enis Alushi (Albanian football player), Valon Behrami (Swiss international football player), Bekim Bejta (poet and translator), Nexhip Draga (Albanian nationalist), Xhafer Deva (former Minister of the Interior of Albania), Rexhep Mitrovica (former Prime Minister ofAlbania), Rona Nishliu (represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012), Riza Lushta (former Albanian football player),
Xhevat Prekazi (former football player), Muharrem Qena (actor and singer), Valdet Rama (Albanian footballer), Bajram Rexhepi (politician),
Ali Shukrija (2nd Communist Prime minister of Kosovo), Sulejman Ugljanin (Bosniak politician), Ymer Xhaferi (Albanian football player), Diana Avdiu (Miss Kosovo Universe 2012 and semifinalist, Miss Universe 2012), Erton Fejzullahu (Swedish football player), Alban Meha (Albanian football player).
In the 14th century, the city was titled the “Civitas Sancti Demetrii”, Dmitrovica, after Saint Dimitri of Thessaloniki. After Tito’s death, when many cities got named after him, Mitrovica became tito’s Mitrovica, while nowadays is only known by its ancient name Mitrovica.
Underground resources and mining activities since the ancient times have gradually formed the identity of the city. The mines during the Yugoslavian regime were merged into the Trepça compound, which was the greatest enterprise in the country at that time.