Location of Shkodër County within Albania.
|• Prefect||Paulin Radovani (LSI)|
|• Total||3,562 km2 (1,375 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||60/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||AL-10|
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. Its capital is the city Shkodër. It is located in the Northern part of Albania.
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. 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:
- Albanians = 197,357 (91.65%)
- Greeks = 44 (0.02%)
- Macedonians = 2 (0.00%)
- Montenegrins = 282 (0.13%)
- Aromanians = 20 (0.01%)
- Romani = 382 (0.18%)
- Egyptians = 694 (0.32%)
- others = 182 (0.08%)
- no answer = 16,384 (7.61%)
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