Gjirokastër County

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Gjirokastër County
Qarku i Gjirokastrës
County
Vjosë River
Vjosë River
Location of Gjirokastër County within Albania.
Location of Gjirokastër County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Number of Districts 3
Capital Gjirokastër
Area
 • Total 2,884 km2 (1,114 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 72,176
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code AL-05

Gjirokastër County (Albanian: Qarku i Gjirokastrës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. Its capital is Gjirokastër.

Demographics[edit]

Its population includes a substantial Greek minority.[1][2]

Notable people[edit]

Borders[edit]

To the southeast, Gjirokastër shares a border with Greece. Domestically, it borders the following counties:

Districts[edit]

District Capital District
Population (2010)[3]
Area (km²) Municipalities
Gjirokastër District Gjirokastër 56,720 1,137 Antigonë, Cepo, Dropull i Poshtëm, Dropull i Sipërm, Gjirokastër, Lazarat, Libohovë, Lunxhëri, Odrie, Picar, Pogon, Qendër Libohovë, Zagori
Përmet District Përmet 22,029 930 Ballaban, Çarshovë, Dishnicë, Frashër, Këlcyrë, Përmet, Petran, Qendër Piskovë, Sukë
Tepelenë District Tepelenë 23,800 817 Buz, Memaliaj, Krahës, Kurvelesh, Lopës, Luftinjë, Memaliaj Fshat, Qendër, Qesarat, Tepelenë

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mondediplo.com/maps/albanianmdv1999 The Albanians, a scattered people by Philippe Rekacewicz, Le Monde diplomatique, January 1999
  2. ^ "Country Studies US: Greeks and Other Minorities". Retrieved September 6, 2006. 
  3. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS RRETHEVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°10′N 20°10′E / 40.167°N 20.167°E / 40.167; 20.167