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By JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO/Basis/Monday, November 8, 2021

Top 74 Cities And Their Capitals In The Republic Of Albania

                              
                            

Introduction

This post will provide information on the top 74 cities and their capital in the Republic of Albania, the 8 states in Albania and also provide answers to questions as regards to The Republic of Albania.

Brief History of The Republic of Albania

The history of Albania forms a part of the history of Europe. During classical antiquity, Albania was home to several Illyrian tribes such as the Ardiaei, Albanoi, Amantini, Enchele, Taulantii and many others, but also Thracian and Greek tribes, as well as several Greek colonies established on the Illyrian coast. In the 3rd century BC, the area was annexed by Rome and became part of the Roman provinces of Dalmatia, Macedonia and Moesia Superior. Afterwards, the territory remained under Roman and Byzantine control until the Slavic migrations of the 7th century. It was integrated into the Bulgarian Empire in the 9th century. In the Middle Ages, the Principality of Arbër and a Sicilian union known as the medieval Kingdom of Albania were established. Some areas became part of the Venetian and later Serbian Empire. Between the mid-14th and the late 15th centuries, most of modern-day Albania was dominated by Albanian principalities, when the Albanian principalities fell to the rapid invasion of the Ottoman Empire. Albania remained under Ottoman control as part of the province of Rumelia until 1912; with some interruptions during the 18th and 19th century with the establishment of autonomy minded Albanian lords. The first independent Albanian state was founded by the Albanian Declaration of Independence following a short occupation by the Kingdom of Serbia. The formation of an Albanian national consciousness dates to the later 19th century and is part of the larger phenomenon of the rise of nationalism under the Ottoman Empire. A short-lived monarchical state known as the Principality of Albania (1914–1925) was succeeded by an even shorter-lived first Albanian Republic (1925–1928). Another monarchy, the Kingdom of Albania (1928–1939), replaced the republic. The country endured occupation by Italy just prior to World War II. After the collapse of the Axis powers, Albania became a communist state, the Socialist People's Republic of Albania, which for most of its duration was dominated by Enver Hoxha (died 1985). Hoxha's political heir Ramiz Alia oversaw the disintegration of the "Hoxhaist" state during the wider collapse of the Eastern Bloc in the later 1980s. The first traces of human presence in Albania, dating to the Middle Paleolithic and Upper Paleolithic eras, were found in the village of Xarrë, near Sarandë and Dajti near Tirana. The objects found in a cave near Xarrë include flint and jasper objects and fossilized animal bones, while those found at Mount Dajt comprise bone and stone tools similar to those of the Aurignacian culture. The Paleolithic finds of Albania show great similarities with objects of the same era found at Crvena Stijena in Montenegro and north-western Greece. There are several archaeological sites in Albania that carry artifacts dating from the Neolithic era, and they are dated between 6,000 and 2,000 B.C. The most important are found in Maliq, Gruemirë, Dushman (Dukagjin), on the Erzen river (close to Shijak), near Durrës, Ziçisht, Nepravishtë, Finiq, and Butrint. Several Bronze Age artifacts from tumulus burials have been unearthed in southern Albania that show close connection with sites in south-western Macedonia and Lefkada, Greece. Archaeologists have come to the conclusion that these regions were inhabited from the middle of the third millennium BC by Indo-European people who spoke a Proto-Greek language. A part of this population later moved to Mycenae around 1600 BC and founded the Mycenaean civilisation there. Other tumulus burials have been found in northern Albania, especially near the city of Shkodra around the third millennium BC, these burials were most likely built by Proto Illyrians. Another population group, the Illirii, probably the southernmost Illyrian tribe of that time that lived on the border of Albania and Montenegro, possibly neighbored the Greek tribes. In the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age a number of possible population movements occurred in the territories of modern Albania, for example the settlement of the Bryges in areas of southern Albania-northwestern Greece and Illyrian tribes into central Albania. The latter derived from early an Indo-European presence in the western Balkan Peninsula. The movement of the Byrgian tribes can be assumed to coincide with the beginning Iron Age in the Balkans during the early 1st millennium BC. Archaeologists associate the Illyrians with the Hallstatt culture, an Iron Age people noted for production of iron, bronze swords with winged-shaped handles, and the domestication of horses. It is impossible to delineate Illyrian tribes from Paleo-Balkans in a strict linguistic sense, but areas classically included under "Illyrian" for the Balkans Iron Age include the area of the Danube, Sava, and Morava rivers to the Adriatic Sea and the Shar Mountains.

List of Cities in The Republic of Albania and their Capital

1. Bajram Curri

It is located in 42°21'29?N 20°4'33?E geographical coordinates of Albania with Tropojë as its capital.

2. Bajzë

It is located in 42°16'35?N 19°25'56?E geographical coordinates of Albania and it has Malësi e Madhe as its capital.

3. Ballsh

It is located in 40°36'3?N 19°44'11?E geographical coordinates of Albania and it has Mallakastër as its capital.

4. Berat

It doubles as the city's capital located in the 40°42'24?N 19°57'8?E geographical coordinates of Albania

5. Bilisht

It is located in 40°37'16?N 20°59'17?E geographical coordinates of Albania with Devoll as its capital.

6. Bulqizë

It is located in 41°29'30?N 20°13'19?E geographical coordinates of Albania with Bulqizë as its capital.

7. Burrel

It is located in 41°36'34?N 20°0'44?E geographical coordinateof Albania and it has Mat as its capital.

8. Cërrik

It is located in 41°1'36?N 19°59'21?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Cërrik as its capital

9. Çorovodë

It is located in 40°30'15?N 20°13'38?E geographical coordinates of Albania and it has Skrapar as its capital.

10. Delvinë

It doubles as the city's capital and stands as a city located in 39°57'17?N 20°5'56?E geographical coordinate of Albania

11. Divjakë

It is located in 40°59'47?N 19°31'57?E geographical coordinate of Albania with Divjakë as its capital.

12. Durrës

It is located in 41°18'40?N 19°26'21?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Durrës as its capital.

13. Elbasan

It is located in 41°6'41?N 20°4'49?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Elbasan as its capital.

14. Ersekë

It is located in 40°20'24?N 20°40'54?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Kolonjë as its capital.

15. Fier

It is located in 40°43'30?N 19°33'26?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Fier as its capital.

16. Fierzë

It is located in 42°15'47?N 20°1'30?E geographical coordinate of Albania with Tropojë as its capital.

17. Finiq

It is located in 39°54'25?N 20°3'32?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Finiq as its capital.

18. Fushë-Arrëz

It is located in 42°3'43?N 20°0'59?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Fushë-Arrëz as its capital.

19. Fushë-Krujë

It is located in 41°28'44?N 19°43'14?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Krujë as its capital.

20. Gjirokastër

It is located in 40°5'0?N 20°8'20?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Gjirokastër as its capital.

21. Gramsh

It is located in 40°52'10?N 20°11'3?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Gramsh as its capital.

22. Himarë

It doubles as a city and the city's capital located in 40°6'10?N 19°44'44?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

23. Kamëz

It doubles as a city and the city's capital located in 41°22'54?N 19°45'37?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

24. Kavajë

It doubles as the city's capital and it stands as a city on its own and it is located in 41°11'16?N 19°33'29?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

25. Këlcyrë

It is located in 40°18'32?N 20°10'55?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Këlcyrë as its capital.

26. Klos

It doubles as the city's capital and it stands as a city located in 41°29'58?N 20°5'4?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

27. Konispol

It doubles as the city's capital and it stands as a city located in 39°39'32?N 20°10'53?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

28. Koplik

It is located in 42°12'49?N 19°26'11?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Malësi e Madhe as its capital.

29. Korçë

It is located in 40°36'57?N 20°46'48?E geographical coordinated of Albania and it has Korçë as its capital.

30. Krastë

It is located in 41°29'30?N 20°13'19?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Bulqizë as its capital.

31. Krrabë

It is located in 41°12'58?N 19°58'14?E geographical coordinate of Albinia and it has Tirana as its capital.

32. Krujë

It is a city and it doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 41°30'50?N 19°47'31?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

33. Krumë

It is located in 42°12'0?N 20°25'0?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Has as its capital.

34. Kuçovë

It is located in 40°48'13?N 19°54'52?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Kuçovë as its capital.

35. Kukës

It is a city and it doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 42°4'52?N 20°25'12?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

36. Kurbnesh

It is located in 41°46'48?N 20°4'48?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Mirditë as its capital.

37. Laç

It is located in 41°38'6?N 19°42'46?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Kurbin as its capital.

38. Leskovik

It is located in 49°9'0?N 20°36'0?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Kolonjë as its capital.

39. Lezhë

It is located in 41°46'55?N 19°38'40?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Lezhë as its capital.

40. Libohovë

It is a city and it doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°1'52?N 20°15'47?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

41. Librazhd

It is a city and it doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 41°10'46?N 20°18'54?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

42. Lushnjë

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°56'34?N 19°42'18?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

43. Maliq

It is a city and it doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°42'30?N 20°42'0?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

44. Mamurras

It is located in 41°34'39?N 19°41'32?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Kurbin as its capital.

45. Manëz

It is located in 41°26'0?N 19°35'0?E geographical coordinate of Albinia and it has Durrës as its capital.

46. Memaliaj

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°21'0?N 19°59'0?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

47. Milot

It is located in 41°41'1?N 19°42'57?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Kurbin as its capital.

48. Orikum

It is located in 40°20'0?N 19°28'0?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Vlorë as its capital.

49. Patos

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°41'0?N 19°37'10?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

50. Peqin

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 41°2'46?N 19°45'4?E geographical coordinate of Albinia.

51. Përmet

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°14'1?N 20°21'6?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

52. Peshkopi

It is located in 41°41'10?N 20°25'44?E geographical coordinate of Albinia and it has Dibër as its capital.

53. Pogradec

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°54'25?N 20°38'53?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

54. Poliçan

It is a city and it doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°36'36?N 20°5'56?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

55. Prrenjas

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 41°4'0?N 20°33'0?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

56. Pukë

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 42°2'40?N 19°53'59?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

57. Reps

It is located in 41°51'58?N 20°1'33?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Mirditë as its capital.

58. Roskovec

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°44'16?N 19°42'10?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

59. Rrëshen

It is located in 41°46'3?N 19°52'32?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Mirditë as its capital.

60. Rrogozhinë

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 41°4'35?N 19°39'55?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

61. Rubik

It is located in 41°46'28?N 19°47'10?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Mirditë as its capital.

62. Sarandë

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 39°52'33?N 20°0'40?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

63. Selenicë

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°31'50?N 19°38'9?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

64. Shëngjin

It is located in 41°48'49?N 19°35'38?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Lezhë as its capital.

65. Shijak

It is located in 41°20'44?N 19°34'1?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Durrës as its capital.

66. Shkodër

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 42°4'5?N 19°30'43?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

67. Sukth

It is located in 41°22'42?N 19°32'9?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Durrës as its capital.

68. Tepelenë

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°17'44?N 20°1'8?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

69. Tirana

It is the country's capital and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 41°19'39?N 19°49'6?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

70. Ulëz

It is located in 41°41'0?N 19°53'4?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Mat as its capital.

71. Ura Vajgurore

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 40°46'30?N 19°52'30?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

72. Vau i Dejës

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 42°0'0?N 19°38'0?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

73. Vlorë

It is located in 40°28'14?N 19°29'27?E geographical coordinate of Albania and it has Vlorë as its capital.

74. Vorë

It is a city and doubles as the city's capital. It is located in 41°23'38?N 19°39'16?E geographical coordinate of Albania.

What is the Richest City in Albania?

Tirana remains the “richest” city in the country. The statistics of the Bank of Albania indicate an increase of deposits in Tirana n the first quarter of this year, at a time when in the majority of cities have not seen any change compared to the end of 2014.

What is the Capital City of Albania?

Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania. It became Albania's capital city in 1920. The population at the 2011 census was 418,495. The city is host to many public institutions and public and private universities, and is the centre of the political, economic, and cultural life of the country.

What Type of Language is Albanian?

Albanian is an Indo-European language spoken by the Albanians in the Balkans and the Albanian diaspora in the Americas, Europe and Oceania.

What Country did Albania Used to be?

The People's Republic of Albania became in 1976 the People's Socialist Republic of Albania. The country even fell out with most of the world's communist powers. Leader (and dictator) Enver Hoxha broke ties with the USSR, withdrew from the Warsaw Pact and ceased relations with the People's Republic of China.

What Race is Albanian?

The Albanians are an ethnic group native to the Balkan Peninsula and are identified by a common Albanian ancestry, culture, history and language.

Is Albanian Older than Greek?

The Albanian-Illyrian claim is the oldest, however, since the Illyrians were colonized by Greeks in the seventh century B.C. They were cited by Herodotus and other Greek historians.

How Many States are in Albania?

There are about 11 states in Albania and they include:
  • Berat
  • Diber
  • Durres
  • Elbasan
  • Fier
  • Gjirokaster
  • Korce
  • Kukes
  • Lezhe
  • Shkoder
  • Vlore
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