Vorë

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Vorë
Municipality
Official seal of Vorë
Seal
Vorë is located in Albania
Vorë
Vorë
Coordinates: 41°23′38″N 19°39′16″E / 41.39389°N 19.65444°E / 41.39389; 19.65444Coordinates: 41°23′38″N 19°39′16″E / 41.39389°N 19.65444°E / 41.39389; 19.65444
Country Albania
County Tirana
Government
 • Mayor Fiqiri Ismaili (DP)
Area
 • Municipality 82.72 km2 (31.94 sq mi)
 • Administrative Unit 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality 25,511
 • Municipality density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Administrative Unit 10,901
 • Administrative Unit density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 1032
Area Code (0)47
Vehicle registration AL
Website Official Website
Vora (Albania) Centre

Vorë is a municipality in Tirana County, central Albania. It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Bërxullë, Prezë and Vorë, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Vorë.[1] The total population is 25,511 (2011 census), in a total area of 82.72 km2.[2] The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 10,901.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Map of Vorë Municipality

According to a tradition,the name of Vore comes from the Albanian word "vorre" (varre) that means "graveyard".According to that tradition, the name comes from the time of Skanderbeg, because there were buried the fallen soldiers at a war.[citation needed]

Villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014
  2. ^ Interactive map administrative territorial reform
  3. ^ 2011 census results