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Municipal unit
Coat of arms of Orosh
Coat of arms
Orosh is located in Albania
Coordinates: 41°51′N 20°4′E / 41.850°N 20.067°E / 41.850; 20.067Coordinates: 41°51′N 20°4′E / 41.850°N 20.067°E / 41.850; 20.067
Country  Albania
County Lezhë
Municipality Mirditë
Population (2011)
 • Municipal unit 1,899
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration MR

Orosh is a former municipality in the Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Mirditë.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 1,899.[2]

The seat of the former municipality was the town of Reps. The former Orosh Abbey was located in the municipality. Terenzio Tocci gathered the Mirditë chieftains on April 26, 1911 in Orosh, proclaimed the independence of Albania, raised the flag of Albania and established the provisional government.[3]

Notable peoples[edit]


  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ 2011 census results
  3. ^ Elsie, Robert (2004), Historical dictionary of Albania, Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, p. 444, ISBN 978-0-8108-4872-6, OCLC 52347600, Tocci Torenzio....On 26 April 1911 he gathered the chieftains of Mirdita near Orosh and proclaimed independence of Albania, hoisting the Albanian flag for the first time after the death of Skanderbeg