Dolna Gorica

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Dolna Gorica
Dolna Gorica is located in Albania
Dolna Gorica
Dolna Gorica
Coordinates: 40°52′37.92″N 20°55′30″E / 40.8772000°N 20.92500°E / 40.8772000; 20.92500Coordinates: 40°52′37.92″N 20°55′30″E / 40.8772000°N 20.92500°E / 40.8772000; 20.92500
Country  Albania
County Korçë
Municipality(s) Pustec
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Dolna Gorica (Macedonian: Долна Горица), formerly Goricë e Vogël, is a village on the western shore of Lake Prespa in the Pustec Municipality of the Korçë County in Albania.[1]


A survey in the late 19th century found Dolna Gorica to consist of 75 houses and 67 male Bulgarian Orthodox residents.[2]

In February 1996, the village hosted a conference attended by officials from the Republic of Macedonia on the subject of the ethnic Macedonian minority in Albania.[3] In 2013, the village's official name was changed from "Goricë e Vogël" to "Dolna Gorica".[4]


A 2007 estimate put the village's population at 550.[5]

Year Population
1900 42
1926 511 (with Gorna Gorica)
1945 149
1960 108
1969 210
1979 271
1989 253
2000 364[6]


In 2002, a library opened in the village consisting of primarily Macedonian-language books.[7]

A monument commemorating the ethnic Macedonian refugees of the Greek Civil War was unveiled in the village in May, 2013.[8]

Dolna Gorica is home to the annual "Day of Wine" event, occurring each December.[9]

People from Dolna Gorica[edit]


  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Българите в Албания I част Archived 2009-07-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Vickers, Miranada; Pettifer, James (2000). Albania: From Anarchy to a Balkan Identity. New York, NY: New York University Press. p. 205. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pas Pustecit, edhe 7 fshatra të Korçës me emertime maqedonase" (in Albanian). Info Arkiv. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Belo, Raki. Селищни имена в Мала Преска - Албания, в: Македонски преглед, ХХХ, №3, стр.135.
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  7. ^ ""The Temple of the Book" – Window towards the Fatherland". 4 March 2002. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Janevska, Ubavka (7 May 2013). "Во село Горица поставен споменик за егзодусот на македонските бегалци". Kanal 5 (in Macedonian). Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Мала Преспа организира манифестација "Ден на виното"" (in Macedonian). Lider. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Vlahov-Micov, Stefan. "Македонска еманципација на Балканот" (in Macedonian). Maticana Selenici. Retrieved 11 May 2014.