Labovë e Madhe
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Labovë, alternatively Labova e Madhe (Great Labova; Greek: Μέγα Λάμποβο) or Labova e Zhapës (Zappas' Labova), or Labovë e Sipërme (Upper Labova), is a village in the former Odrie municipality, Gjirokastër County, Southern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Gjirokastër. It is situated roughly 650m above the sea level.
The village was home of the Greek entrepreneurs and national benefactors Evangelis Zappas and his cousin, Konstantinos Zappas. Because of their family name the town is alternatively called "Labovë e Zhapës" although officially it is still called Labovë. The Zappas sponsored the foundation of educational facilities known as Zappeian School (Ζάππεια Διδασκαλεία). In 1875-1876 this consisted of: a primary and a high school as well as a female, a weaving school for girls and a library containing 400 volumes from Greek and Latin authors.
- Aleksander Meksi prime minister of Albania
- Kristo Meksi, politician
- Vangjel Meksi, translator of the New Testament in Albanian
- Evangelis Zappas, benefactor
- Konstantinos Zappas, benefactor
- Petros Zappas, entrepreneur and politician
- Ghica family, Romanian noble family
- Law nr. 115/2014
- Sakellariou M. V.. Epirus, 4000 years of Greek history and civilization. Ekdotikē Athēnōn Archived 2010-06-14 at the Wayback Machine., 1997. ISBN 978-960-213-371-2, p. 308.