Horë-Vranisht

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Horë-Vranisht
Municipality
Horë-Vranisht is located in Albania
Horë-Vranisht
Horë-Vranisht
Coordinates: 40°13′N 19°41′E / 40.217°N 19.683°E / 40.217; 19.683Coordinates: 40°13′N 19°41′E / 40.217°N 19.683°E / 40.217; 19.683
Country  Albania
County Vlorë County
District Vlorë District
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Car Plates VL
Hills in the area

Horë-Vranisht is a municipality in the Vlorë District, Vlorë County, southwestern Albania. The municipality consists of the villages Vranisht, Kuç, Bolenë, Kallarat and Tërbaç.[1]

Name[edit]

The village was documented for the first time as Vranisht in 1274, as one of the dominions of the Princedom of Albania.

World War II[edit]

During World War II Vranisht was part of the battlefield of the battle of Gjorm, where Albanian resistance units defeated and routed the troops of the Kingdom of Italy.[2]

Geography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

According to the Ottoman defter of the 1430s there were sixteen houses at Vranisht at that time. In the 19th century the population had grown to 350 houses and 1600 people living in Vranisht. During the 1990s the population of Vranisht was lowered due to emigration.

During the late middle ages local names of the Albanians of Vranisht have been documented. The most common names documented are: Dedëgjoni, Dedëgjini, Nikhila, Lëmpali, Gjinkolli, Gjelkuca, Gjinstrati, Gjondreu, Gjikëbitri, Gjonezhi and Gjingjoni.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  1. Gjon Kondi
  2. Beqir Mete Shkurtaj
  3. Sali Murat Hasanaj (Vranishti)
  4. Sali Hallko Kondi
  5. Hysen Çino
  6. Mumin Selami
  7. Zejnel Çelo Shakohoxhaj
  8. Xhemil Veli Duka
  9. Vasfi Duka
  10. Teki Azbi Tartari

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greece – Albania Neighbourhood Programme
  2. ^ Pearson, Owen (2006). Albania in Occupation and War: From Fascism to Communism 1940-1945. I.B.Tauris. p. 230. ISBN 1-84511-104-4. 
  3. ^ Shkurti, Ferjat (2002). Gjurmë të Vranishtit të Vlorës (in Albanian). Maluka.