Districts of Albania

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Districts of Albania from 1991-2000.

Districts (Albanian: rrethe) were geographic subdivisions of Albania that functioned from 1913-2000.[1] Between 1991 and 2000 Albania was divided into 36 districts, which were grouped into 12 prefectures or counties.[1]
In 2000, with Law No. 8653, dated 31.07.2000, districts were abolished as administrative units, being replaced by counties (qark) as second level of administrative division.[2]

They were:

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Districts of Albania from 1959-1991.

During the 1920s Albania had 39 districts and then 26 in 1939. From 1959 to 1991 Albania was organized into 26 districts. In 1991 ten more districts were added: Bulqizë (previously under Dibër), Delvinë (Vlorë), Devoll (Korçë), Has (Kukës), Kavajë (Durrës), Kuçovë (Berat), Kurbin (Krujë), Malësi e Madhe (Shkodër), Mallakastër (Fier) and Peqin (Elbasan); giving the map we have today: Albania Counties. In 1978, Ersekë District was renamed to Kolonjë. In 2000, districts become defunct and replaced with counties.[3]

Alphabetical list of districts from 1959-1991:

Berat, Dibër, Durrës, Elbasan, Fier, Gjirokastër, Gramsh, Kolonjë, Korçë, Krujë, Kukës, Lezhë, Librazhd, Lushnjë, Mat, Mirditë, Përmet, Pogradec, Pukë, Sarandë, Shkodër, Skrapar, Tepelenë, Tirana, Tropojë, Vlorë

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