Korçë County

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Korçë County
Qarku i Korçës
County
Mborje, panorama 3.jpg
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).

People[edit]

Most of the region's inhabitants are ethnic Albanians, but there are also important communities of Greeks (especially in the South), Macedonians (especially in the East), Aromanians (more concentrated in Western parts) and Roma.

With regards to religion, the region hosts large concentrations of both Muslims (many of whom are Bektashis) and Orthodox Christians.

Districts[edit]

District Capital District
Population (2010)[1]
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. ^ "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