Tepelenë District

Tepelenë District (Albanian: Rrethi i Tepelenës) was one of the 36 districts of Albania, which were dissolved in July 2000 and replaced by 12 newly created counties. It had a population of 32,465 in 2001, and an area of 817 km2 (315 sq mi).[1] It was in the south of Albania, and its capital was the city of Tepelenë. Its territory is now part of Gjirokastër County: the municipalities of Tepelenë and Memaliaj.

Tepelenë District
Tepelenë District.svg
Coordinates: 40°20′N 19°57′E / 40.333°N 19.950°E / 40.333; 19.950Coordinates: 40°20′N 19°57′E / 40.333°N 19.950°E / 40.333; 19.950
Country Albania
Dissolved2000
SeatTepelenë
Area
 • Total817 km2 (315 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total32,465
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

At the Vjosa (Greek:Aoos) Narrows ("Aoi Stena") in the district, a Macedonian army barred the way to Epirus and, in 198 BC, a decisive battle, the Battle of the Aous, took place between a Roman army commanded by Consul Titus Quinctius Flamininus and the Macedonians commanded by Philip V. After an attempt of a truce and an inconclusive battle, a shepherd led the Roman army to a point where the Macedonians could be attacked and the Romans won the battle.

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district consisted of the following municipalities:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Districts of Albania, statoids.com

External linksEdit