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41°34′N 19°41′E / 41.567°N 19.683°E / 41.567; 19.683

Albanian Flag
Region Mirditë District
Language Albanian
Aliases Rrësheni
Latitude 41.769597°
Longitude 19.877405°
Elevation 288 feet/90 metres
Population 9,240 habitants (2001)

Rrëshen (Rrësheni in Albanian is a small Albanian city and the administrative seat of the Mirditë District, in northern Albania. In 2001, it had a population of 9,240 people. Geographically, it sits at a latitude of 41.77° and a longitude of 19.88° (41°46'10.16N, 19°52'39.18E).

The City

As an administrative seat, the town has schools and a hospital. After the Communist era, new facilities such as a hotel, a restaurant and a cultural centre have sprung up in the area. The trunk route from the Kosovan border to Tirana and Durrës pass to each side of Rrëshen, providing good communications with the capital and the Adriatic. Before the Second World War, the city was classed as a small village but administrative change and a rise in the mining industry have boosted the city's status although since the fall of Communism, most of the mines have become disused. This has resulted in mass migration to Tirana and larger more industrial centres.

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