Malzi

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Malzi
Administrative Unit
Malzi is located in Albania
Malzi
Malzi
Coordinates: 42°6′N 20°17′E / 42.100°N 20.283°E / 42.100; 20.283Coordinates: 42°6′N 20°17′E / 42.100°N 20.283°E / 42.100; 20.283
Country Albania Albania
County Kukës
Municipality Kukës
Population (2011)
 • Administrative Unit 3,072
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 8512
Vehicle registration KU

Malzi is a former municipality in Kukës County, Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Kukës.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 3,072.[2] The municipal unit consists of the following villages:

  • Shëmri
  • Shtanë
  • Petkaj
  • Megullë
  • Camë
  • Gdheshtë
  • Pistë
  • Va Spas
  • Shikaj
  • Dukagjin
  • Kalimash
  • Kryemadh
  • Simon

Etymology[edit]

The name of the region dates back to 1444 and is mentioned numerous times during the centuries. The most acceptable theory is that the region was named Malzi (English = Black Mountain) because of the Black Pined mountain forests of the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ 2011 census results