Lipjan or Lipljan is a city and municipality in the Pristina district of central Kosovo.
The Serbian name of the town, Lipljan, is derived from the ancient Roman toponym Ulpiana modified by association with the Serbo-Croatian lipa “linden tree”. The name lipa is often used in South Slavic toponyms. The Roman city of Ulpiana was located near Lipljan and it was named in honor of the Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus. The neo-Latin form Lypenion for the city occurs for the first time in a Greek text from 1018 AD.
It is thought to be the birthplace of Lekë Dukagjini (1410–1481), who replaced Skanderbeg as leader of the Albanian resistance against the Ottomans following the latter’s death in 1468. During the reign of Lekë Dukagjini as Prince of Dukagjini Ulpiana was his second capital city.
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