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Burrel, Albania

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Burrel (Albania)

Burrel is a small town in Albania. It is 91 km from Tirana. Its population is about 18,000. It is about 320 metres above sea level, and surrounded by mountains.[1]

The area was settled about the 8th century BC by the Illyrians. There have been 54 Illyrian burial mounds found around Burrel.[1] The town of Burrel began in 1922 as the centre of the Mat District.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Albania - The Land of the Illyrians". albania.shqiperia.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2011.