Librazhd

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Librazhd
Municipality
Librazhd Town.jpg
Official logo of Librazhd
Emblem
Librazhd is located in Albania
Librazhd
Librazhd
Coordinates: 41°11′N 20°19′E / 41.183°N 20.317°E / 41.183; 20.317
Country  Albania
County Stema e Qarkut Elbasan.svg Elbasan
Government
 • Mayor Kastriot Gurra (PS)
Area
 • Municipality 793.36 km2 (306.32 sq mi)
Elevation 249 m (817 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality 31,892
 • Municipality density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Administrative Unit 6,937
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code 3401-3402
Area Code (0)514
Vehicle registration AL
Website Official Website

Librazhd (definite Albanian form: Librazhdi) is a town and a municipality in Elbasan County, eastern Albania. The municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Hotolisht, Librazhd, Lunik, Orenjë, Polis, Qendër Librazhd and Stëblevë, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Librazhd.[1] The total population is 31,892 (2011 census), in a total area of 793.36 km2.[2] The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 6,937.[3] Librazhd is the nearest town to the Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park.

History[edit]

A WWII Memorial Near the Center

Librazhd was one of the youngest cities in Albania and was proclaimed on the 18th of February 1960[4]. Librazhd is also famous for being connected to the Via Egnatia road that stretched from Istanbul all the way on to Durrës.The people of Librazhd also participated in the Albanian Declaration of Independence in the 28 of November 1912[5]. World War II two battalions of the National Liberation Movement ambushed defeated Nazi Germany troops near Librazhd killing over 200 German soldiers.[6]

Historical Places[edit]

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Transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

There are buses in Librazhd that can take you in other cities in Albania and other countries.

Trains[edit]

During 2017 it was states there is a train line that can take you from Librazhd to Durres.

Highways[edit]

The only main road in Librazhd is the SH3 (State Road 3) that starts in Tirana and ends in Korçë and passes by Librazhd.

Sports[edit]

Librazhd favorite city sport is football. Its main soccer team is Sopoti Librazhd founded 1948. Its home stadium is Sopoti Stadium created in 1964 with a capacity of 3,000 spectators. The team is now in the Albanian Second Division group A. The team has had some problems with the stadium being outdated but for during the 2017-18 Albanian Second Division now its is a renovated stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Interactive map administrative territorial reform
  3. ^ 2011 census results Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ http://telegraf.al/aktualitet/historiani-shaban-gjuralibrazhdi-me-historine-e-tij-50-vjecare/
  5. ^ http://telegraf.al/aktualitet/historiani-shaban-gjuralibrazhdi-me-historine-e-tij-50-vjecare/
  6. ^ Pearson, Owen (2006-07-11). Albania in Occupation and War: From Fascism to Communism 1940-1945. I.B.Tauris. p. 271. ISBN 978-1-84511-104-5. Retrieved 14 January 2011.

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