Çarçovë

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Çarçovë
Administrative Unit
Çarçovë is located in Albania
Çarçovë
Çarçovë
Coordinates: 40°7′N 20°32′E / 40.117°N 20.533°E / 40.117; 20.533Coordinates: 40°7′N 20°32′E / 40.117°N 20.533°E / 40.117; 20.533
Country Albania Albania
County Gjirokastër
Municipality Përmet
Population (2011)
 • Administrative Unit 918
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PR

Çarçovë (also: Çarshovë) is a village, a municipal unit and a former municipality in the Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Përmet.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 918.[2] The municipal unit consists of the villages Çarçovë, Vllaho-Psilloterë, Biovizhdë, Zhepë, Draçovë, Iliar-Munushtir, Strëmbec, Pëllumbar and Kanikol.[3]

Two villages in the former municipality of Çarçovë (in Greek: Τσαρτσόβα/Tsartsova[4] or Κεράσοβο/Kerasovo[5]) are predominantly Greek speaking, in particular: Biovizhdë and Vllaho-Psilloterë.[6] Some Greek speakers also exist in the nearby villages of Zhepë and Draçovë.[5] Greek and Aromanian communities are found at the town of Çarçovë.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ 2011 census results
  3. ^ Greece – Albania Neighbourhood Programme
  4. ^ Kokolakis, Michalis (2004). Η Τουρκική Στατιστική της Ηπείρου στο Σαλμανέ του 1895 (PDF) (in Greek). Athens, Greece: Institute of Modern Greek Studies. p. 273. Retrieved 2015-07-15. 
  5. ^ a b Dimitropoulos, Kontsantinos-Fotios (2011). "The Social and Political Structure of Hellenism in Albania in the Post-Hotza Era". www.didaktorika.gr. Panteion University: 11, 13. doi:10.12681/eadd/23044. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Nitsiakos, Vassilis (2010). On the border: Transborder mobility, ethnic groups and boundaries along the Albanian-Greek frontier. LIT Verlag. p. 80. "Çarçovë is the base of the homonymous municipality (Komuna Çarçovë), which includes nine more villages, Biovizhdë, Vllaho-Psilloterrë, Zhepë, Kanikol, Dracovë, Pëllumbar, Strembec, Iliar, Manushtir-Toranik, the first two of which are Greek speaking."; pp. 249-263.
  7. ^ al.], editors, Vassilis Nitsiakos ... [et (2011). Balkan border crossings : second annual of the Konitsa Summer School. Berlin: Lit. pp. 149–150. ISBN 9783643800923. "Greeks... as well as in neighbourhoods in Permet and Carshove.... Vlachs also live in mixed neighbourhoods in Permet, Carshove and Leskovik.