Lezhë County

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Lezhë County
Qarku Lezhë
County
Skyline of Lezhë County
Official seal of Lezhë County
Seal
Location of Lezhë County within Albania.
Location of Lezhë County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Municipalities 3
Villages 175
Established 2000
County Seat Lezhë
Government
 • Council Chairman Gjok Ndoka
Area
 • Total 1,620 km2 (630 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 135,613[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Code AL014
Website Official 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popullsia e Shqipërisë" (PDF). instat.gov.al (in Albanian). 19 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b 2011 census results
  3. ^ Law nr. 115/2014

External links[edit]

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