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Gjadër is located in Albania
Coordinates: 41°52′48″N 19°35′29″E / 41.88000°N 19.59139°E / 41.88000; 19.59139Coordinates: 41°52′48″N 19°35′29″E / 41.88000°N 19.59139°E / 41.88000; 19.59139
Country Albania Albania
County Lezhë
Municipality Lezhë
Administrative Unit Dajç
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Gjadër is a settlement in the Lezhë County, northwestern Albania.[1] At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Lezhë.[2] It is known for the former military air base famous during the Cold War.[3]


According to Report of a Visit to Parts of Turkey, Bar, Albania and Serbia written by Marin Bici, Archbishop of Antivari at that time Gjadër was a village of about eighty houses, the vast majority of which was inhabited by Roman Catholics, while two or three houses were inhabited by Muslims.[4] According to the 1890 register of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sapë Gjadër at that time had a population of 438 people consisting of 388 Catholics and fifty Muslims.[5]

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  1. ^ Geonames. "Location of Gjader". Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Law nr. 115/2014[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Vickers, Miranda; Pettifer, James (March 2000). Albania: from anarchy to a Balkan identity. NYU Press. pp. 226–. ISBN 978-0-8147-8805-9. 
  4. ^ "Report of a Visit to Parts of Turkey, Bar, Albania and Serbia". Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Deusch, Engelbert (2009-05-20). Das Kultusprotektorat Österreich (-Ungarns) im albanischen Siedlungsgebiet in seinem kulturellen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Umfeld. Böhlau Verlag Wien. p. 94. ISBN 978-3-205-78150-9. Retrieved 8 October 2010.