Qytezë

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Qytezë
Village
Qytezë is located in Albania
Qytezë
Qytezë
Coordinates: 40°29′51″N 20°53′41″E / 40.49750°N 20.89472°E / 40.49750; 20.89472Coordinates: 40°29′51″N 20°53′41″E / 40.49750°N 20.89472°E / 40.49750; 20.89472
Country Albania Albania
County Korçë
Municipality Devoll
Administrative Unit Miras
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Qytezë (or Qyteza in its definite form in Albanian) is a community in the Korçë County, southern Albania.[1] At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Devoll.[2] The settlement is known for being the birthplace of Adam Belushi, the father of John and James Belushi.

Qyteza (Albanian: little town) was formed during the 18th century from the Orthodox settlers of nearby abandoned villages, wrecked from the Ottoman oppression.[3] Local people have contributed to the Albanian National Awakening, June Revolution, and the National Liberation Movement (Albania).[3]

Vasil Tromara, an Albanian patriot, would be remembered for raising the Albanian flag in Korçë, on November 28, 1920, marking the end of the inter-dependencies of the region and final incorporation in Albania.[4]

Migration has always characterized the village; nowadays only a few families are still residing in it.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location of Qytezë". Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  3. ^ a b c Main Page (in Albanian), Qyteza.org, retrieved 2013-10-13 
  4. ^ 1912-1920 Përvjetorët e pavarësisë në Korçë [1912-1920, Independence anniversaries in Korce] (in Albanian), balkanweb.com, 2010-11-28, retrieved 2013-10-13 
  5. ^ Fan Noli (1918), Kalendari i Vatrës i motit 1918 [Vatra calendar of the year 1918] (in Albanian), Boston, MA: Vatra (Society), retrieved 2013-10-13 
  6. ^ Our Campaigns