Çorrush

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Çorrush
Village
Çorrush Elementary School located at the center of the village.
Çorrush Elementary School located at the center of the village.
Çorrush is located in Albania
Çorrush
Çorrush
Coordinates: 40°26′39″N 19°48′02″E / 40.44417°N 19.80056°E / 40.44417; 19.80056Coordinates: 40°26′39″N 19°48′02″E / 40.44417°N 19.80056°E / 40.44417; 19.80056
Country  Albania
County Fier County
District Mallakastër District
Municipality Kutë
Area
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car Plates MK
Website http://corrushi.blogspot.com

Çorrush (definite Albanian form: Çorrushi) is a village in the Kutë municipality, Mallakastër District, Fier County, southwestern Albania.

Currently, Çorrush has 16 locally known neighborhoods; Hederaj, Shehaj, Allkomuçaj, Majas, Varfaj, Llakaj, Bajraktaraj, Asllanaj, Caushaj, Banaj, Kolaj, Qendër, Agaraj, Kënaj, Shullënjas and Zotoagaj. All the neighborhoods are placed in a different hilltop. The Inhabitants of the village are called Çorrushiotë.

Geography[edit]

Çorrush highest point measures 520m at the hill Maja e Gjatë. Vjosë river serves as a border with two other regions, Vlorë District and Tepelenë District.

History[edit]

First attested in the Ottoman register of 1570, the village at that time was documented to have three neighborhoods, Moskat, Kasadat and Lazarat. Nowadays they are respectively called Kënaj, Shullënjas and Banaj.

In the first years of the 18-th century came in Çorrush, for enmity reasons, the family of Dëro Iljazi (Hadër Iljazi) from Progonat, Tepelenë District. The family was placed in the neighborhood which now is called Hederaj. Hederaj took the name from the head of this family. From the descendants of this family were later created three other neighborhoods; Allkomucaj, Bregas and Varfaj. For enmity reason also came in 1880 the well known family of Caush Prifti from the village of Hormovë, Tepelenë District. After the family came they were placed and formed four other neighborhoods; Agaraj, Caushaj, Zotoagaj and Asllanaj. While neighborhood Bajraktaraj has the origin from the family of Bajraktar (Flamurtar) also from the village of Hormovë, who came in the same time with the family of Caush Prifti for the same enmity reasons. The newest neighborhood Qendër was formed after the year 1970 by the families of other neighborhoods.

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