Borova memorial commemorating the massacre of German Wehrmacht in the 2nd World War
Location of Korçë County within Albania.
|• Council Chairwoman||Ana Verushi|
|• Total||3,711 km2 (1,433 sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Korçë County (Albanian: Qarku i Korçës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania, located in the eastern part of the country. The population at the 2011 census was 220,357, in an area of 3711 km². It is the largest county of Albania by area. Its capital is the city Korçë.
Korçë's eastern border is also Albania's eastern border, as the county borders the Republic of Macedonia to the northeast and Greece to the southeast. Domestically, it borders on Gjirokastër County (southwest). Berat County (west) and Elbasan County (northwest).
Most of the region's inhabitants are ethnic Albanians, but there are also important communities of Greeks (especially in the South), Macedonians (especially in the East), Aromanians (more concentrated in Western parts) and Roma. With regards to religion, the region hosts large concentrations of both Muslims (many of whom are Bektashis) and Orthodox Christians. According to the last national census from 2011, the county has 220,357 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include Albanians, Greeks, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Aromanians, Romani, Egyptians.
Until 2000, Korçë County was subdivided into four districts: Devoll, Kolonjë, Korçë, and Pogradec. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 6 municipalities: Devoll, Kolonjë, Korçë, Maliq, Pogradec and Pustec. Before 2015, it consisted of the following 37 municipalities:
- Qendër Bilisht
- Qendër Bulgarec
- Qendër Ersekë
- Qendër Leskovik
The municipalities consist of about 340 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Korçë County for a structured list.