Shkodër District

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District of Shkodër
District
Map showing Shkodër District within Albania
Map showing Shkodër District within Albania
Country Albania
CapitalShkodër

Shkodër District (Albanian: Rrethi i Shkodrës,[2] short name: Shkodër,[3] variants: Rrethi Shkodër[4] and Shkodra[5]) was one of the thirty-six districts of Albania (which were dissolved in 2000) that is now part of Shkodër County. It had a population of 185,646[6] (2010 estimate), and an area of 1,973 km². It is in the north of the country, and its capital was Shkodër.

The area includes significant tourist attractions, such as Rozafa Castle (fortress of Shkodra); one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania, with the 13–14th century St. Stephen's Church in its court, later converted to a mosque; the Ottoman-era Historical Museum building (1815); and the National Photo Gallery.[7]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district consisted of the following municipalities:

Note: - urban municipalities in bold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS PREFEKTURAVE, 2001–2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  2. ^ "Rrethi i Shkodrës: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  3. ^ "Shkodër: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  4. ^ "Rrethi Shkodër: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  5. ^ "Shkodra: Albania". Geographical names. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  6. ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS RRETHEVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  7. ^ "Shkodra". Albaniatourism.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28.

Coordinates: 42°5′N 19°38′E / 42.083°N 19.633°E / 42.083; 19.633