Lezhë County

Lezhë County (Albanian: Qarku i Lezhës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. The population at the 2011 census was 134,027, in an area of 1620 km².[2] Its capital is the city Lezhë.

Lezhë County

Qarku Lezhë
Fan i Vogel River Valley.jpg
Official logo of Lezhë County
Emblem
Lezhe County in Albania.svg
Coordinates: 41°45′N 19°50′E / 41.750°N 19.833°E / 41.750; 19.833Coordinates: 41°45′N 19°50′E / 41.750°N 19.833°E / 41.750; 19.833
Country Albania
SeatLezhë
Subdivisions3 municipalities, 175 towns and villages
Government
 • Council chairmanGjok Zagola
Area
 • Total1,620 km2 (630 sq mi)
Population
 (2020[1])
 • Total122,700
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
NUTS CodeAL014
WebsiteOfficial Website

Administrative divisionsEdit

Until 2000, Lezhë County was subdivided into three districts: Kurbin, Lezhë, and Mirditë. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 3 municipalities: Kurbin, Lezhë and Mirditë.[3] Before 2015, it consisted of the following 21 municipalities:

The municipalities consist of about 175 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Lezhë County for a structured list.

DemographicsEdit

According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 134,027 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include:[2]

Religion in Lezhë County (2011 census)
religion percent
Catholic
72.38%
Muslim
14.81%
Prefer not to answer
8%
Not relevant/not stated
3.13%
believers without denomination
1.09%
atheist
0.33%
Orthodox
0.25%
Evangelist or Protestant
0.06%
Others
0.01%
Other Christian
0.01%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Popullsia e Shqipërisë". instat.gov.al (in Albanian and English). 12 June 2020. Archived from the original on 12 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b 2011 census results Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit