Starje

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Starje
Village
Starje is located in Albania
Starje
Starje
Coordinates: 40°21′29″N 20°43′5″E / 40.35806°N 20.71806°E / 40.35806; 20.71806Coordinates: 40°21′29″N 20°43′5″E / 40.35806°N 20.71806°E / 40.35806; 20.71806
Country Albania Albania
County Korçë
Municipality Kolonjë
Administrative Unit Qendër Ersekë
Population
 • Total 300
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Starje is a village in the Korçë County in southeastern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Kolonjë.[1] Originally the name was Plakas meaning old in Albanian.[citation needed] The village's population religiously belongs to the Bektashi order.

It is situated at the foot of the Gramos mountains, about 2 km northeast of Ersekë, and is within walking distance to Albanian-Greek border. The highest peak of Gramos mountain Çuka e Peçit 2,523 m (8,278 ft) is located not far from the village. The alpine Lake Gistova is located at an altitude of 2,375 m, on the Albanian-Greek border.
The village is located close to the Llazishta forest, which is known as a holy forest for the Bektashi faith believers of the region.
Osum, one of the largest rivers of Albania starts here. Osum flows into the Adriatic Sea.

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