Mirditë District

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District of Mirditë
District
Map showing Mirditë District within Albania
Map showing Mirditë District within Albania
Country  Albania
County Diber County
Capital Rrëshen

The District of Mirditë (Albanian: Rrethi i Mirditës) is one of the thirty-six districts of Albania, part of Lezhë County. It has a population of 26,668[2] (2010 estimate), and an area of 867 km². It is in the north of the country, and its capital is Rrëshen. The district consists of the following municipalities:

During the time of Ottoman rule, Mirdita, along with the surrounding tribal regions, obtained a status of semi-independence from the Ottomans and managed to preserve their Roman Catholic faith.[citation needed] The Muslim northern Albanian tribes participated in the Ottoman campaigns against Catholic Mirdita tribe in 1876 devastating their territory.[3]

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  1. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS PREFEKTURAVE, 2001–2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  2. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS RRETHEVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  3. ^ Vickers, Miranda (1999). The Albanians: A Modern History. I.B.Tauris. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-86064-541-9. 

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Coordinates: 41°48′N 19°59′E / 41.800°N 19.983°E / 41.800; 19.983