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Saraqinisht is located in Albania
Coordinates: 40°6′19″N 20°13′16″E / 40.10528°N 20.22111°E / 40.10528; 20.22111Coordinates: 40°6′19″N 20°13′16″E / 40.10528°N 20.22111°E / 40.10528; 20.22111
Country Albania Albania
County Gjirokastër
Municipality Gjirokastër
Administrative Unit Antigonë
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Saraqinisht is a small village of the former Antigonë municipality in the Gjirokastër County, southern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Gjirokastër.[1] Near the village are the remains of the ancient city of Antigonea, which was founded by Pyrrhus of Epirus, and named after his wife, Antigone. Saraqinisht is inhabited by an Orthodox Albanian population and an Aromanian minority.[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, Β Βλάχοι"; p.57. "SARAQINISHTA ΣΑΡΑΚΙΝΙΣΤΑ. 199 ΑΧ + β".