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Tragjas is located in Albania
Coordinates: 40°19′N 19°30′E / 40.317°N 19.500°E / 40.317; 19.500Coordinates: 40°19′N 19°30′E / 40.317°N 19.500°E / 40.317; 19.500
Country Albania
Municipal unitOrikum
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Tragjas is a community in the Vlorë County, southwestern Albania.[1] At the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Vlorë.[2]


The village has been inhabited since ancient times where the ruins of the city of Sofa are located near old Tragjas dating to the Illyrian tribes to the IV century BCE.[3]

The village revolted in 1432 and the castle of Sofa was ruined by the Ottomans.The village joined Skanderbeg's rebellion in 1444 and Gjon Boçari from the village built a second castle in the village.

The village continued to join local rebellions during the following years: 1537,1581,1833 and 1847 and in 1912 it supported greatly the Albanian founding fathers.

During World War II Tragjas was part of the battlefield of the battle of Gjorm, where Albanian resistance units defeated and routed the troops of the Kingdom of Italy.[4]

Tragjas was burned twice during WW2, firstly by Italians on 7 August 1943 and secondly by the Nazis on 5 August 1944.[5]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Location of Tragjas". Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Law nr. 115/2014" (PDF) (in Albanian). p. 6376. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  3. ^ Karaiskaj, Gjergj (1980). 5000 Vjet Fortifikime në Shqipëri (in Albanian). ShB "8 Nëntori".
  4. ^ Pearson, Owen (2006). Albania in Occupation and War: From Fascism to Communism 1940-1945. I.B.Tauris. p. 230. ISBN 1-84511-104-4.
  5. ^ "Tragjasi, e dogjën por nuk u shua".
  6. ^ "Skënder Hasko". Toena Publishing House.