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Mirditë (definite Albanian form: Mirdita, meaning either 'beautiful day' or 'good day') is a municipality in Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. It was created in 2015 by the merger of the former municipalities Fan, Kaçinar, Kthellë, Orosh, Rrëshen, Rubik and Selitë. The seat of the municipality is the town Rrëshen.[1] The total population is 22,103 (2011 census),[2] in a total area of 870.26 km2.[3] It is coterminous with the former Mirditë District. The municipality is located within the wider region of Mirdita whose territory is synonymous with the historic Albanian tribe of the same name.

Mirditë
Fan Valley in Reps
Fan Valley in Reps
Official logo of Mirditë
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Mirditë is located in Albania
Mirditë
Mirditë
Coordinates: 41°46′N 19°53′E / 41.767°N 19.883°E / 41.767; 19.883
Country Albania
CountyLezhë
Government
 • MayorNdrec Dedaj (PS)
Elevation
870.26 m (2,855.18 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Municipality
22,103
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
4601-4602
Area Code(0)216
Vehicle registrationAL
WebsiteOfficial Website

During the time of Ottoman rule, Mirdita, along with the surrounding tribal regions, obtained a status of semi-independence from the Ottomans and managed to preserve their Roman Catholic faith.

The region is known as a stronghold of Albanian nationalism[citation needed] and devout Catholicism.

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  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Population and housing census - Lezhë 2011" (PDF). INSTAT. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  3. ^ "Correspondence table LAU – NUTS 2016, EU-28 and EFTA / available Candidate Countries" (XLS). Eurostat. Retrieved 2019-09-25.

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