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Administrative Unit
Lukovë is located in Albania
Coordinates: 39°59′N 19°55′E / 39.983°N 19.917°E / 39.983; 19.917Coordinates: 39°59′N 19°55′E / 39.983°N 19.917°E / 39.983; 19.917
Country  Albania
County Vlorë
Municipality(s) Himarë
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lukovë is a village and a former municipality in the Vlorë County, southern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Himarë.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 2,916.[2]


During the Ottoman period Lukovë together with nearby Piqeras and Nivicë was part of the Himara area and enjoyed special semi-autonomous status inside this community.[3]


The municipal unit consists of the following settlements:[4] Lukovë, the municipal seat is inhabited by a majority Orthodox Albanian population (2076 or 82%) alongside minorities of Muslim Albanians (250 or 12%) and Greeks (150 or 6%).[5] Borsh, Fterrë and Sasaj are exclusively populated by Muslim Albanians.[5] Piqeras is inhabited by an Orthodox Albanian majority (991) with a minority of 100 Muslim Albanians and 50 Greeks.[5] Çorraj is a mixed village inhabited by an Orthodox Albanian population and Albanian Muslims.[5] Shën Vasil (Shënvasi) is inhabited by a majority Orthodox Albanian population (1434) and with a minority of Muslim Albanians (220) and Greeks (210).[5] Nivicë is inhabited by an Orthodox Albanian majority (899) and a minority of Greeks (30).[5] Qazim Pali is a new village established during the communist period and is populated by Muslim Albanians (861) alongside minorities of Orthodox Albanians (50) and Greeks (80).[5] In a demographic investigation by Leonidas Kallivretakis in the late 20th century, the population of Lukovë commune and all its villages, 54% were Albanian Christians, 40% were Albanian Muslims and 6% were Greek Christians.[5]

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  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 2011 census results Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ From the Turkish Conquest to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century: Terms od Submission - The "Priviledges" (in "4000 years of Greek history and civilization" Vranousis L., Sfyroeras B., Ekdotike Athenon, 1997. ISBN 978-960-213-371-2, p. 243.
  4. ^ Greece – Albania Neighbourhood Programme Archived 2012-03-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Kallivretakis, Leonidas (1995). "Η ελληνική κοινότητα της Αλβανίας υπό το πρίσμα της ιστορικής γεωγραφίας και δημογραφίας [The Greek Community of Albania in terms of historical geography and demography." In Nikolakopoulos, Ilias, Kouloubis Theodoros A. & Thanos M. Veremis (eds). Ο Ελληνισμός της Αλβανίας [The Greeks of Albania]. University of Athens. p. 51. "Ε Έλληνες, ΑΧ Αλβανοί Ορθόδοξοι Χριστιανοί, AM Αλβανοί Μουσουλμάνοι, ΤΣ Τσάμηδες, Β Βλάχοι, Μ Μικτός πληθυσμός”; p.53. "LUKOVE ΛΟYKΟBΟ 2076 ΑΧ + αμ (250) + ε (120); NIVICE ΝΙΒΓΓΣΑ 899 ΑΧ + ε (30); SHENVASIL Αϊ ΒΑΣΙΛΗ 1434 ΑΧ + αμ (220) + ε (210); PIQERAS ΠΙΚΙΕΡΑΣ (ΠΙΚΕΡΝΗ) 991 ΑΧ + αμ (100) + ε (50); SASAJ ΣΑΣΑΪ 297 AM; BORSH ΜΠΟΡΣΙ 1243 AM; FTERE ΦΤΕΡΑ 378 AM; ÇORAJ ΤΣΟΡΑΪ 282 ΑΧ (150) + AM (132); QAZIM PALI ΚΙΑΣΙΜ ΠΑΛΙ (νέο) 861 AM + ε (80) + αχ (50)"

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