Mesopotam

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Mesopotam
Administrative Unit
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Mesopotam is located in Albania
Mesopotam
Mesopotam
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]

Etymology[edit]

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

Attractions[edit]

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.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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