Memaliaj

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Memaliaj
Municipality
Memaliaj (Albania).jpg
Memaliaj is located in Albania
Memaliaj
Memaliaj
Coordinates: 40°21′N 19°59′E / 40.350°N 19.983°E / 40.350; 19.983Coordinates: 40°21′N 19°59′E / 40.350°N 19.983°E / 40.350; 19.983
Country  Albania
County Gjirokastër County
District Tepelenë District
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,125
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6302
Area code(s) 0885
Car Plates TP

Memaliaj in the district of Tepelenë in southern Albania is a small industrial town established in 1946 to support the mining activity in the area. In 1990 the production of coal was around 500,000 tons per year. After the fall of communism and introduction of a free market economy the mine closed as the town fell into economic stagnation.