Lezhë

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Lezhë

Lezha
City
Lezhë seen from Lezhë Castle hill
Lezhë seen from Lezhë Castle hill
CountryAlbania
CountyLezhë County
DistrictLezhë District
Founded26.07.1992
Government
 • TypeMunicipality (Bashki)
 • MayorViktor Tushaj
 • Vice mayorArjan Barbullushi
Population
 (2009)
 • Urban
31,000
 • Metro
10,200
 • Metro density222.26/km2 (575.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4501-4502
Area code(s)0215
Car PlatesLE
Websitelezha.eu

Lezhë is a city in northwest Albania. It is the capital of Lezhë District and Lezhë County. About 27,500 people live here.

The city was formed around 385 BC[1] as a Greek colony by the name of Lissos.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mogens Herman Hansen, In An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis, Oxford University Press, 2004, page 322, ISBN 0198140991