Rahovec or Orahovac is a town and municipality in western Kosovo, in the District of Gjakova. The Serbian name of the town, Orahovac, is derived from the Serbo-Croatian orah, meaning “walnut“. The Albanian name Rahovec comes from an Albanised pronunciation of Orahovac.
The municipality coveres an area of approximately 276 km2 (107 sq mi) and contains 35 villages. In 2006 the town had a total population of 25.000 and the population of the municipality was 55,053. Besides a small Serbian enclave in the town numbering around 400 residents, in the municipality of Orahovac is another Serbian enclave named Velika Hoča, numbering around 700 residents.
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