Korçë County

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Korçë County
Qarku i Korçës
County
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Location of Korçë County within Albania.
Location of Korçë County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Number of Districts 4
Capital Korçë
Area
 • Total 3,711 km2 (1,433 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 220,357
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code AL-06
Website www.visit-korca.com
www.korcaregion.com

The County of Korçë (Albanian: Qarku i Korçës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania, located in the eastern part of the country. It is the largest county of Albania and its capital is Korçë.

Topography[edit]

Mountain Gramos

Topographically, most of Korçë County is elevated, including the Gramos range, which forms the connection between the Scardus to the north and the Pindus range to the south.

Borders[edit]

Korçë's eastern border is also Albania's eastern border, as the county borders the Republic of Macedonia to the northeast and Greece to the southeast. Domestically, it borders on Gjirokastër County (southwest). Berat County (west) and Elbasan County (northwest).

Demographics[edit]

The results of the 2011 census, though largely boycotted by Greeks and Macedonians,[1] showed an ethnic Albanian majority of 80% in the county.

According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 220,357 inhabitants.[2]

Ethnic groups in the county include:

With regard to religion, Muslims made up 59% of the county, while Orthodox Christians made up 16.3%. Over 10% did not answer.[3]

Districts[edit]

District Capital District
Population (2010)[4]
Area (km²) Municipalities
Devoll District Bilisht 33,785 429 Bilisht, Hoçisht, Miras, Progër, Qendër Bilisht
Kolonjë District Ersekë 14,318 805 Barmash, Çlirim, Ersekë, Leskovik, Mollas, Piskal-Novoselë, Qendër Ersekë, Qendër Leskovik
Korçë District Korçë 138,898 1,752 Drenovë, Gorë, Korçë, Lekas, Libonik, Liqenas, Maliq, Moglicë, Mollaj, Pirg, Pojan, Qendër Bulgarec, Vithkuq, Voskop, Voskopojë, Vreshtas
Pogradec District Pogradec 70,575 725 Buçimas, Çërravë, Dardhas, Pogradec, Proptisht, Trebinjë, Udënisht, Velçan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Macedonians and Greeks Join Forces against Albanian Census". balkanchronicle. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Census Data - Tab. 1.1.12 Resident population by ethnic and cultural affiliation
  3. ^ "Census Data". INSTAT. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS RRETHEVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°35′N 20°40′E / 40.583°N 20.667°E / 40.583; 20.667