Dibër County

Dibër County
Dibër County
Qarku i Dibrës
—  County  —
Location of Dibër County within Albania.
Country  Albania
Number of Districts 3
Capital Peshkopi
 – Total 2,586 km2 (998.5 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 – 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

The County of Dibër (Albanian: Qarku i Dibrës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. It consists of the districts Bulqizë, Dibër, and Mat and its capital is Peshkopi.

Dibër is known for its resistance against the Turks.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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[citation needed], 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:

Administrative divisions

District Capital District
Population (2010)[2]
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


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Coordinates: 41°35′N 20°15′E / 41.583°N 20.25°E / 41.583; 20.25

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