Kolsh, Kukës

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Administrative Unit
Kolsh is located in Albania
Coordinates: 42°5′N 20°21′E / 42.083°N 20.350°E / 42.083; 20.350Coordinates: 42°5′N 20°21′E / 42.083°N 20.350°E / 42.083; 20.350
Country Albania Albania
County Kukës
Municipality Kukës
Population (2011)
 • Administrative Unit 1,250
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 8511 [1]
Vehicle registration KU

Kolsh is a village and a former municipality in Kukës County, Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Kukës.[2] The population at the 2011 census was 1,250.[3] The municipal unit consists of the following villages:

  • Kolsh (193 families and a population of 856)[citation needed]
  • Mamëz (170 families and a population of 790)
  • Myç-Mamëz (118 families and a population of 694)


The municipal unit borders Fierza Lake to the East and to the North, Malzi to the west and Surroj to the south. This municipal unit has 481 families and a total population of 2,340 inhabitants.[citation needed] Common family names in the Kolsh area include: Kurpalaj, Lleshi, Gjocera, Toda, Visha, Cika, Doci, Paci. This zone is rich with water sources, mountains, fields, and resources of mineral materials, like chrome, iron or nickel. Agriculture is one of the most important occupations. The other benefits come from emigrants in EU.


  1. ^ "Zip Codes" (PDF). Albanian Post Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  2. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  3. ^ 2011 census results