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History

 onuments of material culture, especially written documents show that the area has been inhabited since ancient times, certainly from the VIII – th century BC, as evidenced by drawing deer hunter found in the cave, on the Vizier’s beard, a mountain in Gusinje.  The remains of cemeteries, towns and ancient waterworks show that there were  the Illyrians, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans previously inhabited here.

When the Ottoman rule was established, there was higher population density than in  any other parts of Montenegro. There is a fact about this, that dates back to the thirties XVIII – th century.  Gusinje had 600 homes and about 200 craft shops. The town was built in Plav during Turkish rule with its high walls, where  mainly the begs lived. During the Turkish rule, Plav had independence which lasted for 34 years, and  the 1878 decisions of the Congress made Plav and Gusinje affiliated to Montenegro.

 he Plav is said to have completed its withdrawal  in 1619 , and was first mentioned as a city, by then  Plav`s parish or Plav`s nahija. There are assumptions that the term Plav derives from the name of the Roman emperor Phlavius who once ruled the region.

G usinje was first mentioned in the eighteenth – century as a village on the caravan road from Kotor and Skadar to Pec and Istanbul. At that time through the village,  passed a large number of merchants and artisan writers, so it was very lively and visited by many people and described. During the Turkish rule  Gusinje was the district center.

M urino (name) derives from the Turkish word “muhur” (MUR), which means “seal” and it is assumed that there used to be customs. Through Murino there are roads which lead  to Berane, and the old road to Cakor which was built in 1925. During this period  and on wards were roads that linked the cities of Pec, Prizren, Nis and Skopje.