Bajram Curri (town)

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Bajram Curri
Bajram Curri Qytet.jpg
Bajram Curri is located in Albania
Bajram Curri
Bajram Curri
Coordinates: 42°21′N 20°5′E / 42.350°N 20.083°E / 42.350; 20.083Coordinates: 42°21′N 20°5′E / 42.350°N 20.083°E / 42.350; 20.083
Country  Albania
County Kukës
 • Mayor Agron Demushi
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,340
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal code 8701-8702
Area code 0213
Car plates BC
Statue of the Unknown Soldier near Bajram Curri

Bajram Curri is a town in Northern Albania on the border with Kosovo[a], in a remote, mostly mountainous region. The population at the 2011 census was 5,340.[1] Water from the mountains flow into the waters of the Valbona River, the latter being famous for having the clearest river water in Albania. The town is named after Bajram Curri, a national hero of the early 20th century. Bajram Curri is located in the Tropojë District.

Bajram Curri's current mayor (elected in 2011) is Agron Demushi, affiliated with the Democratic Party of Albania.

Bajram Curri is located down the valley of Valbona. It is the main access point by road to the villages of Valbona and Rrogam.

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a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.


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