Qarku i Durrësit
|Number of Districts||2|
|• Total||827 km2 (319 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||AL-02|
The County of Durrës (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.
Durrës' entire western edge is the shoreline of the Adriatic Sea. It borders the following counties:
List of castles in Durrës County
Politics and government
As of 2009, there are 13 representatives of Durrës County with setas in the Parliament of Albania out of 140.
|Durrës District||Durrës||242,801||433||Durrës, Gjepalaj, Ishëm, Katund i Ri, Maminas, Manëz, Rrashbull, Shijak, Sukth, Xhafzotaj|
|Krujë District||Krujë||67,698||333||Bubq, Cudhi, Fushë-Krujë, Kodër-Thumanë, Krujë, Nikël|
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.