Lezhë County

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Lezhë County
Qarku Lezhë
County
Fan i Vogel River Valley.jpg
Official logo of Lezhë County
Emblem
Lezhe County in Albania.svg
Coordinates: 41°45′N 19°50′E / 41.75°N 19.83°E / 41.75; 19.83
Country Albania
Municipality(s)3
Villages175
SeatLezhë
Government
 • Council chairmanGjok Ndoka
Area
 • Total1,620 km2 (630 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total135,613[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
NUTS CodeAL014
WebsiteOfficial Website

Lezhë County (Albanian: Qarku i Lezhës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. The population at the 2011 census was 134,027, in an area of 1620 km².[2] Its capital is the city Lezhë.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Until 2000, Lezhë County was subdivided into three districts: Kurbin, Lezhë, and Mirditë. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 3 municipalities: Kurbin, Lezhë and Mirditë.[3] Before 2015, it consisted of the following 21 municipalities:

The municipalities consist of about 175 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Lezhë County for a structured list.

Demographics[edit]

According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 134,027 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include:[2]


Religion in Lezhë County (2011 census)
religion percent
Catholic
72.38%
Muslim
14.81%
Prefer not to answer
8%
Not relevant/not stated
3.13%
believers without denomination
1.09%
atheist
0.33%
Orthodox
0.25%
Evangelist or Protestant
0.06%
Others
0.01%
Other Christian
0.01%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popullsia e Shqipërisë" (PDF). instat.gov.al (in Albanian). 19 February 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b 2011 census results Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°45′N 19°50′E / 41.750°N 19.833°E / 41.750; 19.833