Cërrik

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Cërrik
Municipality
Cërrik Factory
Cërrik Factory
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 Servet Duzha (Democratic Party)
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)
 • Municipal unit 6,695
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3007
Area code 0581
Vehicle registration EL

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 population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 6,695.[3] Altitude (meters) 69. The football (soccer) team is KS Turbina Cërrik. In 1997 the Massacre of Cërrik happened.

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.[4]

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