Selenicë

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Selenicë
Municipality
The city and the mines from the north
The city and the mines from the north
Official logo of Selenicë
Emblem
Selenicë is located in Albania
Selenicë
Selenicë
Coordinates: 40°32′N 19°38′E / 40.533°N 19.633°E / 40.533; 19.633
Country  Albania
County Stema e Qarkut Vlorë.svg Vlorë
Government
 • Mayor Përparim Shametaj (PD)
Area
 • Municipality 561.24 km2 (216.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality 18,476
 • Municipality density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
 • Administrative Unit 3,235
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code 9427
Area Code (0)392
Vehicle registration AL
Website Official Website

Selenicë (definite Albanian form: Selenica) is a municipality in Vlorë County, southwestern Albania.[1] It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Armen, Brataj, Kotë, Selenicë, Sevaster and Vllahinë, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Selenicë.[2] The total population is 18,476 (2011 census), in a total area of 561.24 km2.[3] The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 2,235.[4] The town is well known for its bitumen mines. The football (soccer) club is KS Selenicë. In the 2011 Albanian census, Selenica was the only commune where the number of declared Aromanians outnumbered the number of declared ethnic Albanians.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanian government budget legislation[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Interactive map administrative territorial reform". Archived from the original on 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  4. ^ 2011 census results Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 2011 Census, Communes by Ethnicity