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Durrës County

Durrës County
Qarku Durrës
County
Flag of Durrës County
Flag
Coat of arms of Durrës County
Coat of arms
Location of Durrës County within Albania.
Location of Durrës County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Municipalities 3
Villages 114
Established 2000
County Seat Durrës
Government
Area
 • Total 766 km2 (296 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 262,785
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code AL-02
Website www.qarkudurres.gov.al

Durrës County (Albanian: Qarku i Durrësit) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. The population at the 2011 census was 262,785, in an area of 766 km².[1] Its capital is the city Durrës.

Contents

  • Administrative divisions 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics and government 3
  • Notable people 4
  • Economy 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Administrative divisions

Until 2000, Durrës County was subdivided into two districts: Durrës, and Krujë. Since the 2015 local government reform, the county consists of the following 3 municipalities: Durrës, Krujë and Shijak.[2] Before 2015, it consisted of the following 16 municipalities:

The municipalities consist of about 115 towns and villages in total. See Villages of Durrës County for a structured list.

Demographics

According to the last national census from 2011 this county has 262,785 inhabitants. Ethnic groups in the county include:[1]

Politics and government

As of 2009, there are 13 representatives of Durrës County with setas in the Parliament of Albania out of 140.

Notable people

Economy

Durrës seen from above

The city of Durrës remains a major seaport and commercial centre, with a significant fishing and industrial sector.

Durrës County has grown in importance in agriculture with very large-scale planting of olive and fruit trees, and the city has become center of the food processing and oil export industries.

Tourism has become a major industry in recent years, with many hotels, recreational centers, and vast beaches.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b 2011 census results
  2. ^ Law nr. 115/2014

External links

  • Regional Council of Durrës (Albanian)
  • Official Durres County Travel Guide

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