Has District

Has District (Albanian: Rrethi i Hasit) was one of the was one of the 36 districts of Albania, which were dissolved in July 2000 and replaced by 12 counties. It had a population of 19,842 in 2001, and an area of 374 km2 (144 sq mi).[1] It is in the north-east of the country, and its capital was Krumë. The area of the former district is coextensive with the present municipality of Has, which is part of Kukës County.

Has District
Rrethi i Hasit
Has District.svg
Coordinates: 42°11′N 20°23′E / 42.183°N 20.383°E / 42.183; 20.383Coordinates: 42°11′N 20°23′E / 42.183°N 20.383°E / 42.183; 20.383
Country Albania
 • Total374 km2 (144 sq mi)
 • Total19,842
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Has District, besides the town of Krumë, comprised a number of villages, with the entire area taking in about 78,000 refugees during the 1998–99 Kosovo War.[citation needed] Has is located in the border of Albania and Kosovo.[a] The ethnographic region of Has is much wider than Has District, as the region extends beyond the Albania-Kosovo border to the gates of the Kosovo cities of Prizren and Gjakova.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district consisted of the following municipalities:[2]

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.


  1. ^ Districts of Albania, statoids.com
  2. ^ "Portraits of poverty and inequality in Albania" (PDF). World Bank Group. 2016. pp. 33–40.