View of Cerkovina from the air
|Founded||7th century AD|
|Time zone||Central European Time (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
It is located 12 km away from Vlorë city (north direction) and 8 km away from the Adriatic seashore. It is a settlement since the 7th century AD (or even older).
Cerkovinë in Bulgarian language means "Place of Churches". So the village's name obviously comes from the Bulgarian invasion during the expansion of the First Bulgarian Empire in the 10th century. There is a place named "The Church" but there is no church at all, nor ruins. Cerkovinë's territory is mainly composed of hills full of hundreds of years old olive trees and vineyards. The major products of Cerkovinë are grapes and olives. The hills in front of the sea and a typical Mediterranean climate make Cerkovinë a perfect place for vineyards and olives. In Cerkovinë there is the only salt factory in Albania which has occupied a huge field from the Cerkovinë's territory between the village and the seashore.
- "Cerkovine". WorldCityDB. Geographical reference.