Zogu I Boulevard

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Zogu I Boulevard
Tirana Bulevardi Zogu central walkway.JPG
View of the Boulevard
Length 1.1 km
From Skanderbeg Square
To Tirana Train Station
Zogu I Boulevard

Zogu I Boulevard or Boulevard Zog I (Albanian: Boulevardi Zogu i parë) (formerly Stalin Boulevard, Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard) is a major boulevard in Tirana, Albania, named after Zogu I, the former King of Albania who ruled the country between 1925-1929. It runs in a northerly direction from the central Skanderbeg Square. South of the square the road becomes Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard, running south.[1]

During the communist period, the Boulevard was named 'Stalin Boulevard' and the name was changed after the restoration of democracy in Albania.

In 2012 a statue of King Zog was placed in the boulevard in the event of the 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania.[2]

Notable buildings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeroen van Marle, Alwyn Thomson, Tirana In Your Pocket, p.20
  2. ^ http://www.worldmayor.com/worldmayor_2004/tirana_history.html

Coordinates: 41°19′56″N 19°49′02″E / 41.3322°N 19.8173°E / 41.3322; 19.8173