Aranitas

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Aranitas
Aranitas is located in Albania
Aranitas
Aranitas
Coordinates: 40°36′N 19°48′E / 40.600°N 19.800°E / 40.600; 19.800Coordinates: 40°36′N 19°48′E / 40.600°N 19.800°E / 40.600; 19.800
Country Albania
CountyFier
MunicipalityMallakastër
Population
 (2017)
 • Municipal unit
351
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationAA

Aranitas is a village and a former municipality in the Fier County, southwestern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Mallakastër.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 2,714.[2] The name is derived from the Arianiti family, an Albanian noble family in the late Middle Ages.

Notable people[edit]

  • Xhemal Aranitasi, former commander in chief of the Royal Albanian Army, studied in the Monastir Military High School
  • Ali Shametaj, Albanian folk singer
  • Arjan Bozhaj, Albanian Police Director (the highest rank in Albanian police)
  • Yzedin Bozhaj, Albanian important engineer and contractor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Law nr. 115/2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  2. ^ "2011 census results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-01-25.