Boriç i Vogël

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Boriç i Vogël
Settlement
Boriç i Vogël is located in Albania
Boriç i Vogël
Boriç i Vogël
Coordinates: 42°7′52″N 19°30′0″E / 42.13111°N 19.50000°E / 42.13111; 19.50000Coordinates: 42°7′52″N 19°30′0″E / 42.13111°N 19.50000°E / 42.13111; 19.50000
Country  Albania
County Shkodër
District Malësi e Madhe
Municipality Gruemirë
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car Plates MA

Boriç i Vogël is a settlement in the Gruemirë municipality, Malësi e Madhe District, Shkodër County, northern Albania.[1] The village is inhabited by a majority of Serbs/Montenegrins (see Serbs in Albania), and minority of Albanians, and is part of the wider Vraka region inhabited by Serbs/Montenegrins. The village is called Stari Borič or Mali Borič in Serbo-Croatian.

Demographics[edit]

The Serbs/Montenegrins are Eastern Orthodox hailing from Montenegro, while the Albanians are Muslims also hailing from Montenegro, specifically from the Podgorica area. In 1990, there was 75 households, of which 67 were Montenegrin and the rest Albanian. Of a total of 650 inhabitants, Montenegrins were 580 and the rest Albanian.[2]

History[edit]

During the Yugoslav Wars, there were incidents of violence against the Serb/Montenegrin minority in places like Boriç i Vogël and Boriç i Madh, where the Albanian government also tried to forcibly take land from them.[3][verification needed]

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