Shkodër District

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District of Shkodër
District
Map showing Shkodër District within Albania
Map showing Shkodër District within Albania
Country  Albania
Capital Shkodër

The District of Shkodër (Albanian: Rrethi i Shkodrës,[2] short name: Shkodër,[3] variants: Rrethi Shkodër[4] and Shkodra[5]) is one of the thirty-six districts of Albania, part of Shkodër County. It has a population of 185,646[6] (2010 estimate), and an area of 1,973 km². It is in the north of the country, and its capital is Shkodër.

Municiplities[edit]

The district consists of the following municipalities:

The area includes significant tourist attractions, such as Rozafa Castle (fortress of Shkodra), one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania, with the 13-14th century St. Stephen's Church in its court, later converted to a mosque, the Ottoman era Historical Museum building (1815) and the National Photo Gallery.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS PREFEKTURAVE, 2001–2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Rrethi i Shkodrës: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Shkodër: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Rrethi Shkodër: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Shkodra: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  6. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS RRETHEVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Shkodra". Albaniatourism.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 

Coordinates: 42°5′N 19°38′E / 42.083°N 19.633°E / 42.083; 19.633