Mesopotam

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Mesopotam
Mesopotam
Municipality
Mesopotam is located in Albania
Mesopotam
Mesopotam
Coordinates: 39°55′N 20°6′E / 39.917°N 20.100°E / 39.917; 20.100Coordinates: 39°55′N 20°6′E / 39.917°N 20.100°E / 39.917; 20.100
Country  Albania
County Vlorë County
District Delvinë District
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car Plates DL
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Mesopotam, in Greek: Mesopotamos, Μεσοπόταμος, is a municipality in the Delvinë District, Vlorë County, in Albania.[1] The municipality consists of the villages:[2]

  • Mesopotam
  • Kardhikaq
  • Peçë
  • Muzinë
  • Dhrovjan
  • Krongj
  • Bistricë
  • Velahovë
  • Livinë
  • Brajlat
  • Sirakat
  • Kostar
  • Fitore
  • Krane
  • Ardhasovë

The municipality borders Delvinë municipality to the north, Aliko to the south, Dhivër to the east, and Finiq and Aliko to the west.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from Greek, meaning "between rivers". The municipality settlements (beside Muzinë) are inhabited mainly by Greek minority.

Attractions[edit]

The Mesopotam village is known for its 13th century Orthodox Church dedicated to St. Nicholas, declared "Protected Monument" from the government.
The "Blue Eye" (Albanian: Syri i Kaltër) water spring nearby is an well-known touristic destination. There is a local trout (Salmo obtusirostris) farm.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanian government budget legislation
  2. ^ a b Official info on the municipality - Vlore County