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Bradashesh is located in Albania
Coordinates: 41°6′N 20°1′E / 41.100°N 20.017°E / 41.100; 20.017Coordinates: 41°6′N 20°1′E / 41.100°N 20.017°E / 41.100; 20.017
Country Albania Albania
County Elbasan
Municipality Elbasan
Population (2011)
 • Administrative Unit 10,700
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area Code 0583
Vehicle registration EL

Bradashesh is a village and a former municipality in the Elbasan County, central Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Elbasan.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 10,700.[2] The municipal unit consists of the villages Bradashesh, Balez Lart, Balez Poshte, Kusarth, Kozan, Karakullak, Letan, Rrile, Shtemaj, Ulem, Katund i Ri, Fikas, Petresh, Shemhill, Shingjon, Recan and Gurabardhë.[3]

In the Antiquity, the Via Egnatia was crossing the area and a Roman settlement named Ad Quintum was located at the place of present Bradashesh. The city was probably founded in the period from the late second to early third century AD, and was populated until the 4th century. Today it is a well-preserved archaeological site with remarkable ruins of a Roman villa and a very fine example of a Roman bathhouse.[4]


  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 2011 census results
  3. ^ Population data on Elbasan County website
  4. ^ Gilkes, Oliver (2013). Albania: An Archaeological Guide. London; New York: I. B. Tauris. pp. 90–92. ISBN 9781780760698.