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Herebel is located in Albania
Coordinates: 41°37′11″N 20°28′11″E / 41.61972°N 20.46972°E / 41.61972; 20.46972Coordinates: 41°37′11″N 20°28′11″E / 41.61972°N 20.46972°E / 41.61972; 20.46972
Country Albania Albania
County Dibër
Municipality Dibër
Administrative Unit Maqellarë
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Herebel (Macedonian: Ербеле, Erbele) is a village in the former Maqellarë Municipality in Dibër County in northeastern Albania.[1] At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Dibër.[2] It is situated on the mountain Dešat, near the border with the Republic of Macedonia


The village was first mentioned in 1467 in Ottoman records. In 1583, it was recorded as having 18 Christian and four Muslim residents.[3]

Of all of the local villages during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, while still under the Ottoman Empire, only Herebel and Kërçisht i Sipërm were populated by Bulgarian Exarchists, while the rest were populated by Muslims.[4]

Several members of the Macedonian-Adrianopolitan Volunteer Corps were born in Herebel.[5]


The village today is populated by ethnic Macedonians[6] and Macedonian is spoken in the village.[7]


Herebel is home to two Cultural Monuments of Albania, the Church of the Holy Transfiguration and the Halveti Teqe.

People from Herebel[edit]


  1. ^ "GeoNames Fulltextsearch : Herbel". Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Law nr. 115/2014[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "МАКЕДОНСКИ САМОСТРЕЛ" (PDF) (in Macedonian). Makedonsko Sonce. 3 June 2005. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Glasnik na Institutot za nacionalna istorija (in Macedonian). 42. Institut. 1998. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ „Македоно-одринското опълчение 1912-1913 г. Личен състав“, Главно управление на архивите, 2006, стр. 251.
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  7. ^ Vidoeski, Božidar. Dijalektite na makedonskiot jazik I. Skopje: MANU. 1998.
  8. ^ Ristoski, Dušan (1 August 2013). "Кичево,110 години Илинден: Битката кај месноста „Ѓурѓејца“ на 4-ти август 1903 година" (in Macedonian). Retrieved 3 July 2014.