Laç (pronounced [lat͡ʃ]; definite Albanian form: Laçi) is a town and a former municipality in Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision and the seat of the municipality Kurbin.[1] It was the administrative center of the former Kurbin District. The population at the 2011 census was 17,086.[2] Its associated football (soccer) club is KF Laçi.

Laç
View of Laç
View of Laç
Laç is located in Albania
Laç
Laç
Coordinates: 41°38′7″N 19°42′47″E / 41.63528°N 19.71306°E / 41.63528; 19.71306
Country Albania
CountyLezhë
MunicipalityKurbin
 • Municipal unit13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Municipal unit
17,086
 • Municipal unit density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
4701-4703
Area Code(0)53

Laç is served by Laç Railway Station.

Demographic historyEdit

Laç is recorded in the Ottoman defter of 1467 as a hass-ı mir-liva property in the vilayet of Kurbin. The settlement had only four households which were represented by the following household heads: Pal Suma, Nikolla Smaka, Gjergj Marku, and Tanush Znishi.[3]

Church of St. AnthonyEdit

Known as "Kisha e Laçit" or "Kisha e Shna Ndout" in Albanian, this church is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Law nr. 115/2014" (PDF) (in Albanian). pp. 6373–6374. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  2. ^ 2011 census results Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Caka, Eduart (2019). Defteri i hollësishëm për zonat e dibrës i vitit 1467. Tiranë: Akademia e studimeve albanologjike instituti historisë. p. 21.