Labovë e Madhe

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Labovë e Madhe
Labovë e Madhe is located in Albania
Labovë e Madhe
Labovë e Madhe
Coordinates: 40°12′25″N 20°08′10″E / 40.20694°N 20.13611°E / 40.20694; 20.13611Coordinates: 40°12′25″N 20°08′10″E / 40.20694°N 20.13611°E / 40.20694; 20.13611
Country Albania Albania
County Gjirokastër
Municipality Gjirokastër
Administrative Unit Odrie
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Labovë, alternatively Labova e Madhe[1] (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.[2] 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.[3]

Labova e Madhe is not to be confused by the nearby town Labova e Kryqit, in Libohovë municipality.

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