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.
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.
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