Kukës County

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Kukës County
Qarku Kukës
Lake Fierza as seen from Rruga SH22 in Albania
Lake Fierza as seen from Rruga SH22 in Albania
Official seal of Kukës County
Location of Kukës County within Albania.
Location of Kukës County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Municipalities 3
Villages 187
Established 2000
County Seat Kukës
 • Council Chairman Abedin Oruçi
 • Total 2,374 km2 (917 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 84,035[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Code AL013
Website Official Website

Kukës County (Albanian: Qarku i Kukësit) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. The population at the 2011 census was 85,292, in an area of 2374 km².[2] Its capital is the city Kukës.


To the east, Kukës borders Kosovo[a], while in the extreme northwest it borders Montenegro. Domestically, it borders the following counties:

Administrative divisions[edit]

Until 2000, Kukës County was subdivided into three districts: Has, Kukës, and Tropojë. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 3 municipalities: Has, Kukës and Tropojë.[3] Before 2015, it consisted of the following 27 municipalities:

The municipalities consist of about 190 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Kukës County for a structured list.


According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 85,292 inhabitants. They are Muslim and Catholic Christians and speak Gheg dialect.

Notes and references[edit]


a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ "Popullsia e Shqipërisë" (PDF). instat.gov.al (in Albanian). 19 February 2016. 
  2. ^ 2011 census results
  3. ^ Law nr. 115/2014

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Coordinates: 42°10′N 20°20′E / 42.167°N 20.333°E / 42.167; 20.333