Mirditë

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Mirditë
Fan Valley in Reps
Fan Valley in Reps
Official logo of Mirditë
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Mirditë is located in Albania
Mirditë
Mirditë
Coordinates: 41°46′N 19°53′E / 41.767°N 19.883°E / 41.767; 19.883
Country Albania
CountyStema e Qarkut Lezhë.svg Lezhë
Government
 • MayorNdrec Dedaj (PS)
Area
 • Municipality869.71 km2 (335.80 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Municipality
22,103
 • Municipality density25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
4601-4602
Area Code(0)216
Vehicle registrationAL
WebsiteOfficial Website

Mirditë (definite Albanian form: Mirdita, meaning either 'beautiful day' or 'good day') is a municipality in Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. It was created in 2015 by the merger of the former municipalities Fan, Kaçinar, Kthellë, Orosh, Rrëshen, Rubik and Selitë. The seat of the municipality is the town Rrëshen.[1] The total population is 22,103 (2011 census), in a total area of 869.71 km2.[2] It is coterminous with the former Mirditë District. The municipality is located within the wider region of Mirdita whose territory is synonymous with the historic Albanian tribe of the same name.

During the time of Ottoman rule, Mirdita, along with the surrounding tribal regions, obtained a status of semi-independence from the Ottomans and managed to preserve their Roman Catholic faith.

The region is known as a stronghold of Albanian nationalism and devout Catholicism.

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  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Interactive map administrative territorial reform". Archived from the original on 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2015-03-22.

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