Durrës County

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Durrës County
Qarku i Durrësit
County
Krujë 003.jpg
Coat of arms of Durrës County
Coat of arms
Location of Durrës County within Albania.
Location of Durrës County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Number of Districts 2
Capital Durrës
Government
Area
 • Total 766 km2 (296 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 262,785
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code AL-02
Website www.qarkudurres.gov.al

Durrës County (Albanian: Qarku i Durrësit) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. It consists of the districts Durrës and Krujë and its capital is Durrës. The city is 40 minutes away from Tirana, Albanian capital, by car. It has the largest sea port in Albania.

Borders[edit]

Durrës' entire western edge is the shoreline of the Adriatic Sea. It borders the following counties:

History[edit]

List of castles in Durrës County[edit]

Politics and government[edit]

As of 2009, there are 13 representatives of Durrës County with setas in the Parliament of Albania out of 140.

Administrative divisions[edit]

District Capital District
Population (2010)[1]
Area (km²) Municipalities
Durrës District Durrës 242,801 437 Durrës, Gjepalaj, Ishëm, Katund i Ri, Maminas, Manëz, Rrashbull, Shijak, Sukth, Xhafzotaj
Krujë District Krujë 67,698 334 Bubq, Cudhi, Fushë-Krujë, Kodër-Thumanë, Krujë, Nikël

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 262,785 inhabitants.[2]

Ethnic groups in the county include:

Economy[edit]

Durrës seen from above

The city of Durrës remains a major seaport and commercial centre, with a significant fishing and industrial sector.

Durrës County has grown in importance in agriculture with very large-scale planting of olive and fruit trees, and the city has become center of the food processing and oil export industries.

Tourism has become a major industry in recent years, with many hotels, recreational centers, and vast beaches.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 41°30′N 19°35′E / 41.500°N 19.583°E / 41.500; 19.583