Malesija, Montenegro

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Malesia (Albanian: Malësia), is a geographical region in Montenegro and Albania. It stretches in south-eastern direction from Podgorica towards the border with Albania. It owes its name to Malësia, a region extending from Albania to Montenegro. The region is natural and extends to Malësi e Madhe District in Albania,[citation needed] and is inhabited mostly by ethnic Albanians. The region's population is 10,339.[citation needed]

The largest settlement in the area is the town of Tuzi. The region is administratively defined as Tuzi urban municipality, a subdivision of Podgorica municipality.


  • 84% - Roman Catholic
  • 13% - Muslim
  • 3% - Eastern Orthodox



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Recherches albanologiques: Folklore et ethnologie (in French). Pristina: Instituti Albanologijik i Prishtinës. 1982. 
  2. ^ Martini, Luigi (2005). "Prek Cali, Kelmendi Dhe Kelmendasit". ISBN 9994334077 Publisher: Camaj-Pipaj. 
  3. ^ "History of Albania". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 5 January 2012.