Korçë County

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Korçë County
Qarku Korçë
Mborje, panorama 3.jpg
Location of Korçë County within Albania.
Location of Korçë County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Municipalities 6
Villages 336
Established 2000
County Seat Korçë
 • Total 3,711 km2 (1,433 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 220,357
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code AL-06
Website www.visit-korca.com

The County of Korçë (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.[1] It is the largest county of Albania by area. Its capital is the city Korçë.


Mountain Gramos

Topographically, most of Korçë County is elevated, including the Gramos range, which forms the connection between the Scardus to the north and the Pindus range to the south.


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 this county has 220,357 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include Albanians, Greeks, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Aromanians, Romani, Egyptians.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

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.[2] Before 2015, it consisted of the following 37 municipalities:

The municipalities consist of about 340 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Korçë County for a structured list.


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Coordinates: 40°35′N 20°40′E / 40.583°N 20.667°E / 40.583; 20.667