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Gradec Cliffs near Çorovodë
Gradec Cliffs near Çorovodë
Official logo of Skrapar
Skrapar is located in Albania
Coordinates: 40°30′N 20°14′E / 40.500°N 20.233°E / 40.500; 20.233
Country  Albania
County Stema e Qarkut Berat.svg Berat
 • Mayor Nesim Spahiu (LSI)
 • Municipality 831.44 km2 (321.02 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Municipality 18,103
 • Municipality density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 5401-5402
Area Code (0)312
Vehicle registration AL
Website Official Website

Skrapar (definite Albanian form: Skrapari) is a municipality in Berat County, southern Albania. It was created in 2015 by the merger of the former municipalities Bogovë, Çepan, Çorovodë, Gjerbës, Leshnjë, Potom, Qendër Skrapar, Vendreshë and Zhepë. The seat of the municipality is the town Çorovodë.[1] The total population is 12,403 (2011 census), in a total area of 831.44 km2.[2] It covers part of the area of the former Skrapar District, without the town Poliçan. It is also roughly contiguous with the Albanian "ethnographic region" of Skrapar which is known for its folklore, its raki production, its high rate of those belonging to the Bektashi order and its scenic mountains.

Osum river and Tomorr in the background


The discovery of the cave settlements, castles, graves, mosaics, the ruins of bridges, churches, coins, have extended knowledge and evidence of an ancient human life in the area. Ancient objects are work tolls belonging to the Neolithic period. Illyrian-Roman wars, come out through the pen of historians of different times like, Orgesi, Koragu, Gerunti etc. According to them, the town discovered the break III century BC, Illyrians served as a fortress area of Skrapar and strategic character defence. [3] During the Ottoman period, the region was known as İskarapar.


Kasabashi Bridge near Çorovodë 
Osum Canyon 


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