Kir (river)

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Kir (Lumi i Kirit[1])
River
Kir Gorge at Plan.jpg
Kir Gorge at Plan
Country Albania
Source Albanian Alps
Mouth Great Drin
 - elevation 6 m (20 ft)
 - coordinates 42°02′35″N 19°29′56″E / 42.04306°N 19.49889°E / 42.04306; 19.49889Coordinates: 42°02′35″N 19°29′56″E / 42.04306°N 19.49889°E / 42.04306; 19.49889

The Kir (Albanian: Kir or Kiri) is a river in northern Albania that first flows south-southwest and then southwest out of the North Albanian Alps and enters a distributary of the Drin just below Shkodër.[2]

In the upper reaches the river cuts the "Canyon of the Kir" with dramatic cliffs. Just outside Shkodër, in Mes, the old stone Mes Bridge crosses the Kir.

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