Vlorë District

Vlorë District (Albanian: Rrethi i Vlorës) 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 147,267 in 2001, and an area of 1,609 km2 (621 sq mi).[1] It is in the south-west of the country, and its capital was the city of Vlorë. Its territory is now part of Vlorë County: the municipalities of Vlorë, Selenicë and Himara (partly). Its population included a Greek minority.[2][3]

Vlorë District
Vlorë District.svg
Coordinates: 40°21′N 19°37′E / 40.350°N 19.617°E / 40.350; 19.617Coordinates: 40°21′N 19°37′E / 40.350°N 19.617°E / 40.350; 19.617
Country Albania
 • Total1,609 km2 (621 sq mi)
 • Total147,267
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district consisted of the following municipalities:[4]

Other places in this district included Dhërmi, Palasë, Nartë and Kocul.

Vlorë is the closest point of the Albanian coast to the Italian Peninsula.


  1. ^ Districts of Albania, statoids.com
  2. ^ http://mondediplo.com/maps/albanianmdv1999 The Albanians, a scattered people by Philippe Rekacewicz, Le Monde diplomatique, January 1999
  3. ^ "Country Studies US: Greeks and Other Minorities". Retrieved September 6, 2006.
  4. ^ "Portraits of poverty and inequality in Albania" (PDF). World Bank Group. 2016. pp. 33–40.

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