Starje

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Starje
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Starje is located in Albania
Starje
Starje
Coordinates: 40°21′29″N 20°43′5″E / 40.35806°N 20.71806°E / 40.35806; 20.71806Coordinates: 40°21′29″N 20°43′5″E / 40.35806°N 20.71806°E / 40.35806; 20.71806
Country  Albania
County Korçë County
District Kolonjë District
Municipality Qendër Ersekë
Population
 • Total 300 inhabitants
Demonym Starjallinj
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car Plates ER

Starje is a village in the Kolonjë District in southeastern Albania.[1] Originally the name was Plakas meaning old in Albanian.[citation needed] The village's population religiously belongs to the Bektashi order.

It is situated at the foot of the Gramos mountains, about 2 km northeast of Ersekë, and is within walking distance to Albanian-Greek border. The highest peak of Gramos mountain Çuka e Peçit 2,523 m (8,278 ft) is located not far from the village. The Alpin Lake of Gramos is located at an altitude of 2,375 m, on the Albanian side of the mountain.
The village is located close to the Llazishta forest, which is known as a holy forest for the Bektashi faith believers of the region.
Osum, one of the largest rivers of Albania starts here. Osum flows into the Adriatic Sea.

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