Kurvelesh, Tepelenë

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Administrative Unit
Kurvelesh is located in Albania
Coordinates: 40°14′N 19°54′E / 40.233°N 19.900°E / 40.233; 19.900Coordinates: 40°14′N 19°54′E / 40.233°N 19.900°E / 40.233; 19.900
Country Albania Albania
County Gjirokastër
Municipality Tepelenë
Population (2011)
 • Administrative Unit 705
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration TP

Kurvelesh is a former municipality in the Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Tepelenë.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 705.[2] The municipal unit consists of the villages Progonat, Lekdush, Gusmar, Nivicë and Rexhin.[3]



In the early 20th century a çetë (armed band) consisting of 200 activists of the Albanian National Awakening was formed in Kurvelesh.[4]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ 2011 census results
  3. ^ Greece – Albania Neighbourhood Programme Archived March 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Skendi, Stavro (1967). The Albanian national awakening, 1878-1912. Princeton University Press. p. 421. Retrieved 24 April 2011.