Kamëz

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Kamëz
Municipality
Kamza seen from Mount Dajti
Kamza seen from Mount Dajti
Kamëz is located in Albania
Kamëz
Kamëz
Coordinates: 41°23′N 19°46′E / 41.383°N 19.767°E / 41.383; 19.767Coordinates: 41°23′N 19°46′E / 41.383°N 19.767°E / 41.383; 19.767
Country Albania Albania
County Tirana
Government
 • Mayor Xhelal Mziu (DP)
Area
 • Municipality 37.18 km2 (14.36 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Municipality 23,678
 • Municipality density 640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Administrative Unit 66,841
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 1030
Area Code (0)47
Vehicle registration AL
Website Official Website

Kamëz (also known as Kamza, Kamëza) is a municipality in Tirana County, Albania.[2] It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Kamëz and Paskuqan, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Kamëz.[3] The total population is 104,190 (2011 census), in a total area of 37.18 km2.[4] The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 66,841.[5]

Kamëz is applying for the 2019 European Green Capital Awards. The winners will be announced in June 2017.[6]

History[edit]

Prior to the 1990s, Kamza was a sparsely populated and predominantly agricultural area. Following the post 1990s Albanian population movements, the area experienced massive influxes of inhabitants from all over Albania. The newly formed city is known to bear impressive street names belonging to international personalities, capital cities, and organizations.

Subdivisions[edit]

Sports[edit]

The main football team, KS Kamza, plays in the Albanian First Division at Fusha Sportive Kamëz. It is the site of the Agricultural University of Tirana. The basketball team BC Kamza Basket are 6 times national champions and play their home games at Salla Sportive Bathore.

Twin Towns - Sister Cities[edit]

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