Librazhd

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Librazhd
Librazhd Qender.jpg
Librazhd is located in Albania
Librazhd
Librazhd
Coordinates: 41°11′N 20°19′E / 41.183°N 20.317°E / 41.183; 20.317Coordinates: 41°11′N 20°19′E / 41.183°N 20.317°E / 41.183; 20.317
Country  Albania
County Elbasan County
District Librazhd District
Government
 • Mayor Shefki Cota
Elevation 249 m (817 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 23,053[1]
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3401-3402
Area code(s) 0514
Car Plates LB
Website http://www.bashkialibrazhd.gov.al/

Librazhd is a town in eastern Albania, capital of the Librazhd District. It has a population of approximately 11,027.[1] Librazhd is the nearest town to the Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park.

History[edit]

A memorial near the center of Librazhd

During World War II two battalions of the National Liberation Movement ambushed defeated Nazi Germany troops near Librazhd killing over 200 German soldiers.[2]

Sports[edit]

Librazhd's football club is Sopoti Librazhd. KF Sopoti Librazhd was founded in 1948 and its home ground is Sopoti Stadium which seats 3,000.

The team is playing the 2010-2011 season in the Albanian Second Division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Albania: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 5 December 2012.  World Gazetteer.2009-12-01
  2. ^ Pearson, Owen (2006-07-11). Albania in Occupation and War: From Fascism to Communism 1940-1945. I.B.Tauris. p. 271. ISBN 978-1-84511-104-5. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 

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