Cërrik

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Cërrik
Municipality
Cërrik Factory
Cërrik Factory
Cërrik is located in Albania
Cërrik
Cërrik
Coordinates: 41°2′N 19°59′E / 41.033°N 19.983°E / 41.033; 19.983Coordinates: 41°2′N 19°59′E / 41.033°N 19.983°E / 41.033; 19.983
Country  Albania
County Elbasan County
District Elbasan District
Government
 • Mayor Servet Duzha (Democratic Party)
Population (2012)
 • Total 14,739
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3007
Area code(s) 0581
Car Plates EL

Cërrik is a city in the Elbasan District, Elbasan County, central Albania.[1] Altitude (meters) 69. The population is approximately 18,764. The football (soccer) team is KS Turbina Cërrik. In 1997 the Massacre of Cërrik happened.

Economy[edit]

The city developed around an oil refinery plant that started its operations in 1956, which had a production of 1,500 tons/day at its peak. Along with it, the plant produced, starting from 1962 lubrifying oils, and, starting from 1965 soap. The plant was closed for environmental issues in the 1990s and the city has lost its splendor since. As a result, unemployment is currently very high.[2]

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