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

Counties of Albania
Albania Counties Named Colored.svg
CategoryUnitary State
LocationRepublic of Albania
Number12
Populations70,331 (Gjirokastër) – 811,649 (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
(2019)[4]
Prefect
Berat Berat, Kuçovë, Poliçan, Skrapar, Ura Vajgurore 1,798 km2 (694 sq mi) South 125,157 Harilla Dafa
Dibër Bulqizë, Dibër, Klos, Mat 2,586 km2 (998 sq mi) North 118,948 Abedin Shehu
Durrës Durrës, Krujë, Shijak 766 km2 (296 sq mi) North 290,126 Roland Nasto
Elbasan Belsh, Cërrik, Elbasan, Gramsh, Librazhd, Peqin, Prrenjas 3,199 km2 (1,235 sq mi) Central 274,982 Maksim Malaj
Fier Divjakë, Fier, Lushnjë, Mallakastër, Patos, Roskovec 1,890 km2 (730 sq mi) South 294,747 Baki Bala
Gjirokastër Dropull, Gjirokastër, Këlcyrë, Libohovë, Memaliaj, Përmet, Tepelenë 2,884 km2 (1,114 sq mi) South 61,423 Astrit Aliaj
Korçë Devoll, Kolonjë, Korçë, Maliq, Pogradec, Pustec 3,711 km2 (1,433 sq mi) South 207,889 Dhori Spirollari
Kukës Has, Kukës, Tropojë 2,374 km2 (917 sq mi) North 76,594 Zenel Kucana
Lezhë Kurbin, Lezhë, Mirditë 1,620 km2 (630 sq mi) North 125,195 Gjergj Prendi
Shkodër Fushë-Arrëz, Malësi e Madhe, Pukë, Shkodër, Vau i Dejës 3,562 km2 (1,375 sq mi) North 202,895 Çesk Millja
Tiranë Kamëz, Kavajë, Rrogozhinë, Tiranë, Vorë 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi) Central 895,160 Suzana Jahollari
Vlorë Delvinë, Finiq, Himarë, Konispol, Sarandë, Selenicë, Vlorë 2,706 km2 (1,045 sq mi) South 189,311 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.
  3. ^ "A Brief History of the Administrative-territorial Organization in Albania". reformaterritoriale.al.
  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.