Lezhë District

Lezhë District (Albanian: Rrethi i Lezhës) was one of the thirty-six districts of Albania (which were dissolved in 2000). It had a population of 68,218 in 2001, and an area of 479 km².[1] It is in the north-west of the country, and its capital was Lezhë. Its territory is now part of Lezhë County, and it is coterminous with the present municipality of Lezhë.

Lezhë District

Rrethi i Lezhës
Lezhë District.svg
Coordinates: 41°49′N 19°41′E / 41.817°N 19.683°E / 41.817; 19.683Coordinates: 41°49′N 19°41′E / 41.817°N 19.683°E / 41.817; 19.683
Country Albania
Dissolved2000
SeatLezhë
Area
 • Total479 km2 (185 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total68,218
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Lezhë is located in north Albania and is a region with thousands of years of history. In Lezhë the League of Lezhë was created under the order of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg.

Many famous people are from Lezhë, such as Frang Bardhi and Gjergj Fishta. The waves of the Adriatic Sea which hit the shore of Lezhë start at the Shëngjin Harbor, one of the three largest harbors of Albania, and up to Tale. The rivers Mat and Drin flow through the district and pour into the Adriatic Sea.[2]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district consisted of the following municipalities[3] (population in 2007 in parentheses):

Note: - urban municipalities in bold

ReferencesEdit

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

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