Milot, Kurbin

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Milot, Kurbin
Administrative Unit
Milot, Kurbin is located in Albania
Milot, Kurbin
Milot, Kurbin
Coordinates: 41°41′N 19°43′E / 41.683°N 19.717°E / 41.683; 19.717Coordinates: 41°41′N 19°43′E / 41.683°N 19.717°E / 41.683; 19.717
Country  Albania
County Lezhë
Municipality(s) Kurbin
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Milot is a town and a former municipality in the Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Kurbin.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 8,461.[2] The municipal unit of Milot is composed of the town Milot and 14 villages, including Fushë Milot, Mal i Bardhë, Vinjoll, Shkopet, Ferr-Shkopet and Skuraj.

The town stands on the southern bank of the Mat River. Nearby is the well-known Zogu Bridge named after Zog I of Albania. The bridge was built in 1927 to cross the Mat river and improve access to the north-west of the country.

History[edit]

On 7 September 1457, the Battle of Ujëbardha occurred in Milot.[citation needed] It was the Second Siege of Krujë when an Albanian army led by Skanderbeg broke the surrounding Ottoman army. The defeat was chronicled in considerable detail by Ottoman chronicler Evliya Çelebi. The Battle of Ujëbardha was one of the greatest victories for Skanderbeg. Milot declared its independence in 1912 almost at the same time as all the other Albanian cities did.

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