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For places in Iran, see Nivan, Iran (disambiguation).
Nivan is located in Albania
Coordinates: 40°11′N 20°17′E / 40.183°N 20.283°E / 40.183; 20.283Coordinates: 40°11′N 20°17′E / 40.183°N 20.283°E / 40.183; 20.283
Country Albania Albania
County Gjirokastër
Municipality Libohovë
Administrative Unit Zagori
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Nivan is a populated place in Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Libohovë.[1] Nivan is the administration center for the valley of Zagori. After 1990 Nivan and all the villages of the valley, had a drastic population decrease. The village is inhabited by a Orthodox Albanian population.[2]


  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ Kallivretakis, Leonidas (1995). "Η ελληνική κοινότητα της Αλβανίας υπό το πρίσμα της ιστορικής γεωγραφίας και δημογραφίας [The Greek Community of Albania in terms of historical geography and demography." In Nikolakopoulos, Ilias, Kouloubis Theodoros A. & Thanos M. Veremis (eds). Ο Ελληνισμός της Αλβανίας [The Greeks of Albania]. University of Athens. p. 34. "Στα πλαίσια της επιτόπιας έρευνας που πραγματοποιήσαμε στην Αλβανία (Νοέμβριος-Δεκέμβριος 1992), μελετήσαμε το ζήτημα των εθνοπολιτισμικών ομάδων, όπως αυτές συνειδητοποιούνται σήμερα επί τόπου. [As part of the fieldwork we held in Albania (November–December 1992), we studied the issue of ethnocultural groups, as they are realized today on the spot.]"; p. 51. "ΑΧ Αλβανοί Ορθόδοξοι Χριστιανοί, "; p.56 "NIVANI ΝΙΒΑΝΉ. 130 ΑΧ".