Qukës is a former municipality in the Elbasan County, eastern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Prrenjas.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 8,211.[2] The municipal unit consists of the villages Berzheshte, Dritaj, Fanje, Gurre, Karkavec, Menik, Pishkash, Pishkash Veri, Qukës-Shkumbin, Qukës-Skenderbej and Skroske.[3] In the later Ottoman era about a quarter of the city of Qukes itself was Bektashi.[4]

Qukës
Qukës is located in Albania
Qukës
Qukës
Coordinates: 41°5′N 20°26′E / 41.083°N 20.433°E / 41.083; 20.433Coordinates: 41°5′N 20°26′E / 41.083°N 20.433°E / 41.083; 20.433
Country Albania
CountyElbasan
MunicipalityPrrenjas
Population
 (2011)
 • Municipal unit
8,211
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 2011 census results Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Population data on Elbasan County website
  4. ^ Çarçani, Leonard (2007). Besimet Fetare në Prefekturën e Elbasanit. Page 9: "Nahija e Qukësit do të kishte 7915 myslimanë shqiptarë në 26 fshatra Bektashianët përbënin ¼ e popullsisë së qytetit"