Bogë, Albania

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Bogë
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Bogë is located in Albania
Bogë
Bogë
Coordinates: 42°23′53″N 19°38′44″E / 42.39806°N 19.64556°E / 42.39806; 19.64556Coordinates: 42°23′53″N 19°38′44″E / 42.39806°N 19.64556°E / 42.39806; 19.64556
Country Albania
County Shkodër
Municipality Malësi e Madhe
Administrative Unit Shkrel
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bogë (definite Albanian form: Boga) is a village in the former Shkrel municipality, northern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Malësi e Madhe.[1] It was a historical bajrak of Kelmendi tribe in the north headwaters of Prroni i thate, bounded to the north by Shala; south by Ducaj.[2] The village was attached to Shkrel despite originally being part of Kelmendi. The village consisted of 75 families in 1908 according to Edith Durham, all of which were Catholics. The village is divided in two sections, consisting of Preçaj and Kolaj neighborhoods.

Culture[edit]

The village has a church (Kisha e Bogës), located on 920m above sea level.[3]

Demographic history[edit]

In 1908, Edith Durham registered 75 families in Boga, all of which were Catholics. [4]

People[edit]

  • Aleksander Sirdani (1903-1948), pastor of the bajrak of Bogë and historian
  • Marin Sirdani (1887-1962), pastor of the bajrak of Bogë and historian. The local school is holds his name as he was the first to give lessons in the village.
  • Dr. Marash Rakaj, a faculty member of the University of Shkodra, "Luigj Gurakuqi" Shkoder.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ Myres, Winterbotham, Longland 1945, p. 156
  3. ^ Nopcsa 1910
  4. ^ http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/durham/albania/albania-IV.html

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