Bulqizë (Albanian: [ˈbulˈcizə]; definite Albanian form: Bulqiza) is a municipality in Dibër County, northeastern Albania. The municipality consists of the administrative units of Fushë-Bulqizë, Gjoricë, Martanesh, Ostren, Shupenzë, Trebisht, Zerqan with Bulqizë constituting its seat.[1][4] As of the Institute of Statistics estimate from the 2011 census, there were 8,177 people residing in Bulqizë and 32,210 in Bulqizë Municipality.[1][5]

Bulqizë
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Bulqizë is located in Albania
Bulqizë
Bulqizë
Bulqizë is located in Europe
Bulqizë
Bulqizë
Coordinates: 41°29′N 20°13′E / 41.483°N 20.217°E / 41.483; 20.217
CountryAlbania
RegionNorthern Albania
CountyDibër
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorLefter Alla (PS)
 • CouncilBulqizë Municipal Council
Area
 • Municipality[1][2]678.51 km2 (261.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Municipality
32,210[a]
 • Municipality density59.28/km2 (153.5/sq mi)
 • Administrative unit
8,177[b]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8401-8402
Area code(0)219
Websitebulqiza.gov.al

Demographic historyEdit

Bulqizë is recorded in the Ottoman defter of 1467 as a hass-ı mir-liva and derbendci settlement in the vilayet of Dulgoberda. Although the register's complete survey on the village is missing, the following household heads are attested: Dimitri Bogdani, Kolë Sharqini, Gjin Kimeza, Gjin Kolandi, Nikolla Budi, Martin Bardi, Progon Buljani, Maqe Kimëza, Istvan Nenada, Progon Bogdani, Dimitri, Todor Damëza, Banek Alakasa, Nikolla Mesina, Budi, Gjergj Garuja, and Gjergj Iglat (from i gjatë, "the tall").[6]

GeographyEdit

Bulqizë lies in the lower north-east of Albania adjacent to the border with North Macedonia. The municipalities of Mati and Tirana lie to the west while at the south is the municipality of Librazhd. There is a significant sources of chromium, which supports most of the economy of the area.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The municipality of Bulqizë consists of the administrative units of Fushë-Bulqizë, Gjoricë, Martanesh, Ostren, Shupenzë, Trebisht, Zerqan and Bulqizë.[1][3][4] The population of the municipality results from the sum of the listed administrative units in the former as of the 2011 Albanian census.[1][5]
  2. ^ The estimation for the administrative unit of Bulqizë is to be taken into consideration.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pasaporta e Bashkisë Bulqizë" (in Albanian). Porta Vendore. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Bashkia Bulqizë" (in Albanian). Albanian Association of Municipalities (AAM). Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  3. ^ "A new Urban–Rural Classification of Albanian Population" (PDF). Instituti i Statistikës (INSTAT). May 2014. p. 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Law nr. 115/2014" (PDF) (in Albanian). Fletorja Zyrtare e Republikës së Shqipërisë. p. 98. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b c Nurja, Ines. "Censusi i popullsisë dhe banesave/ Population and Housing Census–Dibër (2011)" (PDF). Tirana: Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). p. 85. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 March 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  6. ^ Caka, Eduart (2019). Defteri i hollësishëm për zonat e dibrës i vitit 1467. Tiranë: Akademia e studimeve albanologjike instituti historisë. p. 6.

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