Durrës County

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Durrës County
Qarku Durrës
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
Municipalities 16
Villages 114
Established 2000
County Seat 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. The population at the 2011 census was 262,785, in an area of 766 km².[1] Its capital is the city Durrës.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Until 2000, Durrës County was subdivided into two districts: Durrës, and Krujë. As of 2014, it consists of the following 16 municipalities:

The following villages are situated in the county:

  • Adriatik
  • Arapaj
  • Armath
  • Arrameras 1
  • Arrameras 2
  • Barkanesh
  • Bilaj
  • Bilalas
  • Bisht-Kamëz
  • Bizë
  • Bodinak
  • Borake
  • Borç
  • Borizanë
  • Bozanxhije
  • Brret
  • Bruz- Zall
  • Bruz-Mal
  • Bubq
  • Budull
  • Buran
  • Bushnesh
  • Çizmeli
  • Cudhi
  • Cudhi-Zall
  • Cudhi–Kant
  • Derven
  • Derven Kodër
  • Draç
  • Dukagjin i Ri
  • Eminas i Vogël
  • Erzen
  • Fllakë
  • Fshat Manëz
  • Gjepalaj
  • Gjuricaj
  • Gramëz
  • Guzaj
  • Halil
  • Hamallaj
  • Hardhishtë
  • Hasan
  • Hidrovori
  • Ishëm
  • Jubë
  • Kameras
  • Kapidanaj
  • Karpen
  • Karreç
  • Katundi i ri
  • Kënetë
  • Kërtushaj
  • Kodër-Thumanë
  • Koxhas
  • Kroi Madh
  • Kullë
  • Kuraten
  • Kurcaj
  • Lalëz
  • Larushk 1
  • Larushk 2
  • Likesh
  • Likmetaj
  • Luz 1
  • Luz 2
  • Mafsheq
  • Mallkuç
  • Maminas
  • Manëz
  • Manskuri
  • Mazhë e Madhe
  • Mazhë e Vogël
  • Metallë
  • Miliska
  • Mukaj
  • Murqinë
  • Nikël
  • Nojë
  • Perlat
  • Picërragë
  • Pjezë
  • Qerekë
  • Qerret
  • Radë
  • Rinas
  • Rinia
  • Romanat
  • Rranxë
  • Rrashbull
  • Rreth
  • Rubjek
  • Rushkull
  • Sallmone
  • Shahinaj
  • Shënavlash
  • Shetaj
  • Shetël
  • Shkallë
  • Shkallnur
  • Shkretë
  • Shqezë
  • Shtrazë
  • Sukth
  • Sukth-Vendas
  • Tapizë
  • Thumanë
  • Vadardhë
  • Virjon
  • Vlashaj
  • Vllazërimi
  • Xhafzotaj
  • Zallë
  • Zezë
  • Zgërdhesh

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 262,785 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include:[1]

Politics and government[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

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