Finiq

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Finiq
Municipality
The highlands of Delvinë and the hill of Finiq, ancient Phoinike, in the center of the picture behind the plains.
The highlands of Delvinë and the hill of Finiq, ancient Phoinike, in the center of the picture behind the plains.
Finiq is located in Albania
Finiq
Finiq
Coordinates: 39°54′N 20°3′E / 39.900°N 20.050°E / 39.900; 20.050Coordinates: 39°54′N 20°3′E / 39.900°N 20.050°E / 39.900; 20.050
Country  Albania
County Vlorë
Area
 • Municipality 441.20 km2 (170.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality 11,862
 • Municipality density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
 • Municipal unit 1,333
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9716
Area code 0895
Vehicle registration DL

Finiq (Albanian: Finiq or Finiqi, Greek: Φοινίκη, Finiki or Phoenice) is a village and municipality in southern Albania located 8 km from the Ionian Sea and 20 km north of the Greek border. It is part of Vlorë County. It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Aliko, Dhivër, Finiq, Livadhja and Mesopotam, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the village Dermish.[1] The total population is 11,862 (2011 census), in a total area of 441.20 km2.[2] The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 1,333.[3]

Its inhabitants speak Greek[4] as their mother tongue. The municipal unit of Finiq comprises the villages Finiq, Buronje, Çlirim, Vrion, Karahaxhë, Bregas (Vromero) and Blerimas.[5] In antiquity, Phoenice was the political center of the Epirot Greek tribe of the Chaonians.

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