Shkodër

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Shkodër
City
Shkodër and the Albanian Alps seen from Rozafa Castle

Seal
Shkodër is located in Albania
Shkodër
Coordinates: 42°04′N 19°30′E / 42.067°N 19.5°E / 42.067; 19.5Coordinates: 42°04′N 19°30′E / 42.067°N 19.5°E / 42.067; 19.5
Country  Albania
County Shkodër County
District Shkodër District
Founded 4th century B.C.
Government
 • Mayor Lorenc Luka (PD)
Area
 • Metro 1,375 sq mi (3,562 km2)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 74,876
 • Metro 217,375
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4001-4007
Area code(s) 022
Car Plates SH, AA

Shkodër is a city in northwestern Albania. It is the capital of Shkodër District. It is one of the oldest towns in Albania. There are about 74,876 people in the city.[1] It is near the Lake of Shkodër.

Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkodër is in the city. It is an important school in Albania. Shkodër is also the home of Loro-Boriçi Stadium, the second biggest stadium in Albania.

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