Rrëshen

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Rrëshen
Rrëshen from the distance
Rrëshen from the distance
Official seal of Rrëshen
Seal
Rrëshen is located in Albania
Rrëshen
Rrëshen
Coordinates: 41°46′N 19°53′E / 41.767°N 19.883°E / 41.767; 19.883Coordinates: 41°46′N 19°53′E / 41.767°N 19.883°E / 41.767; 19.883
Country  Albania
County Lezhë County
District Mirditë District
Area
 • Total 120 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 15,234
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4601-4602
Area code(s) 0216
Car Plates MR
Website http://www.bashkiarreshen.com/

Rrëshen (Rrësheni in Albanian) is a small Albanian city and the administrative seat of the Mirditë District, in northern Albania. In 2001, it had a population of 9,240 people.

The City[edit]

As an administrative seat, the town has schools and a hospital. After the Communist era, new facilities such as a hotel, a restaurant and a cultural centre sprung up in the area. The trunk route from the Kosovar border to Tirana and Durrës pass to each side of Rrëshen, providing good communications with the capital and the Adriatic. Before the Second World War, the city was classed as a small village but administrative change and a rise in the mining industry have boosted the city's status although since the fall of Communism, most of the mines have become disused. This has resulted in mass migration to Tirana and larger more industrial centres.

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