List of rivers of Albania

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Map of drainage systems and drainage divide in Albania

Albania has more than 152 rivers and streams, forming 8 large rivers flowing from southeast to northwest, mainly discharging towards the Adriatic coast. The rivers of Albania have a total annual flow rate of 1,308 m3/s (46,200 cu ft/s), or 41.25 km3 (9.90 cu mi) per year.[1][2]

A majority of the precipitation that falls on Albania, drains into the rivers and reaches the coast on the west without even leaving the country. In the north, only one small stream escapes Albania. In the south, an even smaller rivulet drains into Greece. Due to the topographical divide is east of the border with the Republic of North Macedonia. An extensive portion of the basin of the White Drin, basin is in the Dukagjin region, across the northeastern border with Kosovo. The Lake of Ohrid, Lake of Prespa and the Small Lake of Prespa on the southeast, as well as the streams that flow into them, drain into the Black Drin. The watershed divide in the south also dips nearly 75 km (47 mi) into Greece at one point. Several tributaries of the Vjosa River rise in that area. About 65% of their watershed lies within the Albanian territory. The water temperature ranges from 3.5 to 8.9° C in the winter, and from 17.8 to 24.6° C in the summer months.

Main rivers[edit]

  Protected Landscape Area or part of a Protected Landscape Area
# Name Image Length Nearest cities Location
1 Drin
Drini
Lake komani 2016 Albania.jpg 285 km (177 mi) Kukës, Shkodër, Lezhë
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2 Vjosë
Vjosa
VjosaBeiÇarshovë.JPG 272 km (169 mi) Përmet, Këlcyrë, Tepelenë, Memaliaj, Levan
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List of rivers of Albania
3 Devoll
Devolli
Devoll valley in Gramsh district - Mapillary (gA54JiQ1NjlOwWNJXuurpQ).jpg 196 km (122 mi) Bilisht, Maliq, Gramsh, Kuçova
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List of rivers of Albania
4 Shkumbin
Shkumbini
Shkumbin.jpg 181 km (112 mi) Librazhd, Elbasan, Cërrik, Peqin, Rrogozhina
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List of rivers of Albania
5 Osum
Osumi
Berat UNESCO 2016 Albania.jpg 161 km (100 mi) Erseka, Çorovoda, Berat, Kuçova
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List of rivers of Albania
6 Mat
Mati
E851 WikipediaWeekendTirana2015 FanValley 626.jpg 115 km (71 mi) Burrel, Milot
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List of rivers of Albania
7 Erzen
Erzeni
River Erzen close to Iba.jpg 109 km (68 mi) Shijak
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List of rivers of Albania
8 Fan
Fani
Rubik, Albania.jpg 94 km (58 mi) Rrëshen, Rubik
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List of rivers of Albania
9 Seman
Semani
Fier from the air.jpg 85 km (53 mi) Fier, Kuçovë
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List of rivers of Albania
10 Drino
Drino
River Drino close to Tepelena.jpg 84.6 km (53 mi) Gjirokastër, Libohovë
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List of rivers of Albania

Other rivers[edit]

  National Park or part of a National Park
  World Heritage Site or part of a World Heritage Site
# Name Image Length Nearest cities Location
1 Shushicë
Shushica
80 km (50 mi) Armen
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List of rivers of Albania
2 Ishëm
Ishmi
Zall Dajti.jpg 62.2 km (39 mi) Tirana, Fushë-Krujë, Kamza
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List of rivers of Albania
3 Cem
Cemi
Tamara 01.JPG 79 km (49 mi) Tamarë
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List of rivers of Albania
4 Kir
Kiri
Kir Gorge at Plan.jpg 52 km (32 mi) Pult, Shkodër
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List of rivers of Albania
5 Valbonë
Valbona
Lumi i Valbones, Tropoje, Albania.jpg 50.6 km (31 mi) Bajram Curri
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List of rivers of Albania
6 Bunë
Buna
Ura e vjetër mbi Bunë.jpg 44 km (27 mi) Shkodër, Velipojë
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List of rivers of Albania
7 Lengaricë
Lengarica
River Fluss Lengarica, mountains Nemërçka and Dhëmbel and construction site.jpg 37 km (23 mi) Petran
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List of rivers of Albania
8 Lanë
Lana
Tirana architecture 2016.jpg 29 km (18 mi) Tirana
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List of rivers of Albania
9 Gashi
Balçine - lugina e Gashit -Sylbicë.JPG 27 km (17 mi) Bajram Curri
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List of rivers of Albania

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cullaj, A., Hasko, A., Miho, A., Schanz, F., Brandl, H. & Bachofen, R. (2005). "The quality of Albanian natural waters and the human impact". Environment International. 31: 137.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Agim SELENICA. "WATER RESOURCES OF ALBANIA". medhycos.mpl.ird.fr.