Finiq

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Finiq
Municipality
The highlands of Delvinë and the hill of Finiq, ancient Phoinike, in the center of the picture behind the plains.
The highlands of Delvinë and the hill of Finiq, ancient Phoinike, in the center of the picture behind the plains.
Finiq is located in Albania
Finiq
Finiq
Coordinates: 39°54′N 20°3′E / 39.900°N 20.050°E / 39.900; 20.050Coordinates: 39°54′N 20°3′E / 39.900°N 20.050°E / 39.900; 20.050
Country  Albania
County Vlorë
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,333
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal code 9716
Area code 0895
Car plates DL

Finiq (Albanian: Finiq or Finiqi, Greek: Φοινίκη, Finiki or Phoenice) is a village and municipality in southern Albania located 8 km from the Ionian Sea and 20 km north of the Greek border. It is part of Delvinë District and Vlorë County. The population at the 2011 census was 1,333.[1] Its inhabitants speak Greek[2] as their mother tongue. It is the center of the commune of Finiq, which comprises the villages Finiq, Buronje, Çlirim, Vrion, Karahaxhë, Bregas (Vromero) and Blerimas.[3] In antiquity, Phoenice was the political center of the Epirot Greek tribe of the Chaonians.

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  1. ^ 2011 census results
  2. ^ Badlands-Borderland: A History of Southern Albania/Northern Epirus by T.J. Winnifrith,ISBN 0-7156-3201-9,2003,Page 69,"... 16. Greek-speaking children in modern Finiq ..."
  3. ^ Greece – Albania Neighbourhood Programme

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