Shkodër County

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Shkodër County
Qarku Shkodër
Vau Deja.jpg
Official seal of Shkodër County
Location of Shkodër County within Albania.
Location of Shkodër County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Municipalities 5
Villages 272
Established 2000
County Seat Shkodër
 • Council Chairwoman Greta Bardeli
 • Total 3,562 km2 (1,375 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 215,483[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Code AL015
Website Official Website

Shkodër County (Albanian: Qarku i Shkodrës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. The population at the 2011 census was 215,347, in an area of 3562 km².[2] Its capital is the city Shkodër. It is located in the Northern part of Albania.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Until 2000, Shkodër County was subdivided into three districts: Malësi e Madhe, Pukë, and Shkodër. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 5 municipalities: Fushë-Arrëz, Malësi e Madhe, Pukë, Shkodër and Vau i Dejës.[3] Before 2015, it consisted of the following 33 municipalities:

The municipalities consist of about 275 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Shkodër County for a structured list.


According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 215,347 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Popullsia e Shqipërisë" (PDF). (in Albanian). 19 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b 2011 census results
  3. ^ Law nr. 115/2014

External links[edit]

Media related to Shkodër County at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°10′N 19°45′E / 42.167°N 19.750°E / 42.167; 19.750