Cërrik

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Cërrik
Municipality
Cërrik Factory
Cërrik Factory
Official seal of Cërrik
Seal
Cërrik is located in Albania
Cërrik
Cërrik
Coordinates: 41°2′N 19°59′E / 41.033°N 19.983°E / 41.033; 19.983Coordinates: 41°2′N 19°59′E / 41.033°N 19.983°E / 41.033; 19.983
Country Albania
County Elbasan
Government
 • Mayor Altin Toska (SMI)
Area
 • Municipality 189.65 km2 (73.22 sq mi)
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality 27,445
 • Municipality density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Administrative Unit 6,695
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 3007
Area Code (0)581
Vehicle registration AL

Cërrik is a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Cërrik, Gostimë, Klos, Mollas and Shalës, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Cërrik.[1] The total population is 27,445 (2011 census), in a total area of 189.65 km2.[2] The football (soccer) team is KS Turbina Cërrik. In 1997 the Massacre of Cërrik happened.

Geography[edit]

Cërrik is located approximately ten kilometers southwest of the city of Elbasan, in the plain south of the Shkumbin.

Economy[edit]

The city developed around an oil refinery plant that started its operations in 1956, which had a production of 1,500 tons/day at its peak. Along with it, the plant produced, starting from 1962 lubrifying oils, and, starting from 1965 soap. The plant was closed for environmental issues in the 1990s and the city has lost its splendor since. As a result, unemployment is currently very high.[3]

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