Gjirokastër

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Gjirokastër
Municipality and City
Gjirokastër seen from the Castle
Nickname(s): Qyteti i gurtë (City of Stone); Qyteti i njëmijë shkallëve (City of One Thousand Steps)
Gjirokastër is located in Albania
Gjirokastër
Coordinates: 40°04′N 20°08′E / 40.067°N 20.133°E / 40.067; 20.133Coordinates: 40°04′N 20°08′E / 40.067°N 20.133°E / 40.067; 20.133
Country  Albania
County Gjirokastër County
District Gjirokastër District
Government
 • Mayor Flamur Bime
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 43,095
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6001–6003
Area code(s) 084

Gjirokastër is a city in southern Albania. There are about 43,000 people who live here. It is the capital of both the Gjirokastër District and the larger Gjirokastër County. Gjirokastër is between the Gjerë mountains and the Drino River. The Eqerem Çabej University is in the city.

References[change | change source]

  1. Instat of Albania (2009). "Population by towns" (in Albanian). Institute of Statistics of Albania. http://www.instat.gov.al/graphics/doc/tabelat/Treguesit%20Sociale/Popullsia/POP%202009/t4%20.xls. Retrieved 19 August 2010.