Elbasan County

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Elbasan County

Qarku Elbasan
View of Krraba Pass
View of Krraba Pass
Official logo of Elbasan County
Emblem
Elbasan County in Albania.svg
Coordinates: 41°0′N 20°10′E / 41.000°N 20.167°E / 41.000; 20.167Coordinates: 41°0′N 20°10′E / 41.000°N 20.167°E / 41.000; 20.167
Country Albania
SeatElbasan
Subdivisions7 municipalities, 385 towns and villages
Government
 • Council chairmanEugen Isaj
Area
 • Total3,199 km2 (1,235 sq mi)
Population
 (2016[1])
 • Total298,913
 • Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
NUTS CodeAL021
WebsiteOfficial Website

Elbasan County (Albanian: Qarku i Elbasanit) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. The population at the 2011 census was 295,827, in an area of 3199 km².[2] Its capital is the city Elbasan.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Until 2000, Elbasan County was subdivided into four districts: Elbasan, Gramsh, Librazhd, and Peqin. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 7 municipalities: Belsh, Cërrik, Elbasan, Gramsh, Librazhd, Peqin and Prrenjas.[3] Before 2015, it consisted of the following 50 municipalities:

The municipalities consist of about 385 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Elbasan County for a structured list.

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2018 this county has 295,827 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include:[2]


Religion in Elbasan County (2011 census)
Religion percent
muslim
64.61%
prefer not to answer
13.29%
orthodox
5.17%
atheist
3.27%
not relevant/not stated
2.03%
catholic
1.03%
bektashi
0.51%
evangelist or protestant
0.05%
Other christian
0.03%
Other religion
0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popullsia e Shqipërisë" (PDF). instat.gov.al (in Albanian). 19 February 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "2011 census results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Law nr. 115/2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.

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