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Administrative Unit
Mesopotam is located in Albania
Coordinates: 39°55′N 20°6′E / 39.917°N 20.100°E / 39.917; 20.100Coordinates: 39°55′N 20°6′E / 39.917°N 20.100°E / 39.917; 20.100
Country Albania Albania
County Vlorë
Municipality Finiq
Population (2011)
 • Administrative Unit 2,786
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration DL

Mesopotam (Greek: Μεσοπόταμος - Mesopotamos) is a village and a former municipality in the Vlorë County, in Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Finiq.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 2,786.[2] The municipal unit consists of the villages:[3]

  • Mesopotam
  • Kardhikaq
  • Peçë
  • Muzinë
  • Dhrovjan
  • Krongj
  • Bistricë
  • Velahovë
  • Livinë
  • Brajlat
  • Sirakat
  • Kostar
  • Fitore
  • Krane
  • Ardhasovë

The municipal unit borders Delvinë to the north, Aliko to the south, Dhivër to the east, and Finiq and Aliko to the west.[3]


The name comes from Greek, meaning "between rivers". The settlements (beside Muzinë) are inhabited mainly by the Greek community.


The Mesopotam village is known for its 13th century Orthodox Church dedicated to St. Nicholas, declared "Protected Monument" from the government.

The "Blue Eye" (Albanian: Syri i Kaltër) water spring nearby is a well-known touristic destination. There is a local trout (Salmo obtusirostris) farm.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ 2011 census results
  3. ^ a b Official info on the municipality - Vlore County