Counties of Albania

The Counties of Albania (Albanian: qark or qarqe, pronounced [caɾk] or [carcɛ]) are first-level administrative divisions in the Republic of Albania.

Counties of Albania
Albania Counties Named Colored.svg
CategoryUnitary State
LocationRepublic of Albania
Number12
Populations59,381 (Gjirokastër) – 906,166 (Tiranë)
Areas766 km2 (296 sq mi) (Durrës)– 3,711 km2 (1,433 sq mi) (Korçë)
GovernmentCounty Government, National Government
SubdivisionsMunicipality

The government structure is based on the 1998 constitution, while the reform was made effective on 31 July 2000.[1][2] The country has been divided into twelve counties. The twelve counties replaced the former districts (Rrethe).[3]

List of counties of AlbaniaEdit

Emblem County
(Qark)
Municipalities
(Bashki)
Area
km² (sq mi)
NUTS
Region
Map
Location
Population
(2020)[4]
Prefect
Berat Berat, Kuçovë, Poliçan, Skrapar, Ura Vajgurore 1,798 km2 (694 sq mi) South 122,003 Harilla Dafa
Dibër Bulqizë, Dibër, Klos, Mat 2,586 km2 (998 sq mi) North 115,857 Abedin Shehu
Durrës Durrës, Krujë, Shijak 766 km2 (296 sq mi) North 290,697 Roland Nasto
Elbasan Belsh, Cërrik, Elbasan, Gramsh, Librazhd, Peqin, Prrenjas 3,199 km2 (1,235 sq mi) Central 270,074 Maksim Malaj
Fier Divjakë, Fier, Lushnjë, Mallakastër, Patos, Roskovec 1,890 km2 (730 sq mi) South 289,889 Baki Bala
Gjirokastër Dropull, Gjirokastër, Këlcyrë, Libohovë, Memaliaj, Përmet, Tepelenë 2,884 km2 (1,114 sq mi) South 59,381 Astrit Aliaj
Korçë Devoll, Kolonjë, Korçë, Maliq, Pogradec, Pustec 3,711 km2 (1,433 sq mi) South 204,831 Dhori Spirollari
Kukës Has, Kukës, Tropojë 2,374 km2 (917 sq mi) North 75,428 Zenel Kucana
Lezhë Kurbin, Lezhë, Mirditë 1,620 km2 (630 sq mi) North 122,700 Gjergj Prendi
Shkodër Fushë-Arrëz, Malësi e Madhe, Pukë, Shkodër, Vau i Dejës 3,562 km2 (1,375 sq mi) North 200,007 Çesk Millja
Tiranë Kamëz, Kavajë, Rrogozhinë, Tiranë, Vorë 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi) Central 906,166 Suzana Jahollari
Vlorë Delvinë, Finiq, Himarë, Konispol, Sarandë, Selenicë, Vlorë 2,706 km2 (1,045 sq mi) South 188,922 Flamur Mamaj

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA". osce.org. p. 21.
  2. ^ "A Brief History of the Administrative-territorial Organization in Albania". reformaterritoriale.al. Archived from the original on 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  3. ^ "A Brief History of the Administrative-territorial Organization in Albania". reformaterritoriale.al. Archived from the original on 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  4. ^ "Popullsia e Shqipërisë" (PDF). instat.gov.al (in Albanian). 19 February 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2017-02-17.