Lanë

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Lanë
Tirana architecture 2016.jpg
Country Albania
Basin
Main source Lanabregas, Tirana County
River mouth Tiranë River
41°23′52″N 19°42′2″E / 41.39778°N 19.70056°E / 41.39778; 19.70056Coordinates: 41°23′52″N 19°42′2″E / 41.39778°N 19.70056°E / 41.39778; 19.70056

The Lanë (definite Albanian form: Lana) is the main stream that crosses through Tirana, the capital of Albania. Its source is in the mountains east of Tirana. Although once clean, it now carries sewage. During the 1990s, many illegal kiosques and buildings were constructed on the banks of the river. They were later torn down and removed in a campaign by Tirana's then mayor Edi Rama in the early 2000s. Now most of its banks have been planted with different kinds of trees and grass. No fish live there now due to the high pollution of its waters. The Lanë flows into the Tiranë River near Bërxullë.

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