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Konispol is located in Albania
Coordinates: 39°40′N 20°11′E / 39.667°N 20.183°E / 39.667; 20.183Coordinates: 39°40′N 20°11′E / 39.667°N 20.183°E / 39.667; 20.183
Country  Albania
County Vlorë County
District Sarandë District
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,561
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9705
Area code(s) 0891
Car Plates SR

Konispol is the southernmost municipality of Albania. It sits one kilometer away from the Albanian-Greek border. The municipality consists of the town Konispol and the village Çiflik.[1] The town's main interests are agriculture and viticulture. The city is the center of the Cham Albanian community.


The area was part of the ancient region of Epirus. Was founded by Thesprotian Greeks as Konispoli (Greek: Κονίσπολις, Κονίσπολη), near the ancient Nekromanteion. The modern Albanian name Konispol is derived from the original Greek name.

In 1943, Konispol is noted for being the battleground of a fierce conflict between German-Cham collaborationist units and the Albanian resistance.[2]

In 1992, 7 caves were discovered just north of the town. They dated from the Upper Paleolithic age to the Iron Age.

Modern Period[edit]

Konispol, due to its proximity to the Albanian-Greek borders, it is part of the European Union's Greece – Albania Neighbourhood Programme for improving the standard of living of the local population by promoting sustainable local development in the cross-border area between the two countries.


Konispol is:

  • 191 kilometres (118 miles) from Tirana (Geographically and by road).
  • 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) from the Albanian-Greek border (Geographically).
  • 4 kilometres (3 miles) from Sagiada, Greece (Geographically).

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Greece – Albania Neighbourhood Programme
  2. ^ Meyer, Hermann Frank (2008). Blutiges Edelweiß: Die 1. Gebirgs-division im zweiten Weltkrieg [Bloodstained Edelweiss. The 1st Mountain-Division in WWII] (in German). Ch. Links Verlag. ISBN 978-3-86153-447-1. 

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