- Dibër County
Qarku i Dibrës
— County — Country Albania Number of Districts 3 Capital Peshkopi Area – Total 2,586 km2 (998.5 sq mi) Population (2010) – Total 140,002 – Density 54.1/km2 (140.2/sq mi) Time zone CET (UTC+1) – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Website www.qarkudiber.gov.al
Dibër is known for its resistance against the Turks. Historical Dibër included parts of Albania and Macedonia. This division is a result of a claim by the former Yugoslavia on what is now the Macedonian half of Dibër in a 1913 international conference in London. and creation of modern state of Albania by western powers.
Dibër has been the battlefield of Turkish and other Balkan wars for centuries. Its river, Drini i Zi (Albanian: Black River), was colored red with blood several times, which is a possible etymology for the name. Dibër has several interesting places to visit, such as the seven lakes of Lura and the Drin valley. It is the location of the town of Kastriot, traditionally thought to be the birthplace of the Albanian national hero George Kastrioti Skanderbeg.
Dibër's eastern border is with the Republic of Macedonia. Domestically, it borders the following counties:
District Capital District
Area (km²) Municipalities Bulqizë District Bulqizë 28,374 469 Bulqizë, Fushë-Bulqizë, Gjoricë, Martanesh, Ostren, Shupenzë, Trebisht, Zerqan Dibër District Peshkopi 62,825 1088 Arras, Fushë-Çidhën, Kala e Dodës, Kastriot, Lurë, Luzni, Maqellarë, Melan, Muhurr, Peshkopi, Qendër Tomin, Selishtë, Sllovë, Zall-Dardhë, Zall-Reç Mat District Burrel 48,803 1,029 Baz, Burrel, Derjan, Gurrë, Klos, Komsi, Lis, Macukull, Rukaj, Suç, Ulëz, Xibër
- ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS PREFEKTURAVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. http://www.instat.gov.al/graphics/doc/tabelat/Treguesit%20Sociale/Popullsia/POP%202009/t4%20.xls. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
- ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS RRETHEVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. http://www.instat.gov.al/graphics/doc/tabelat/Treguesit%20Sociale/Popullsia/POP%202009/t2.xls. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
Counties of Albania Municipalities of Dibër CountyCapital: Peshkopi Bulqizë District Dibër District Mat District
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