Lezhë

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Lezhë
Lezha
City
Lezhë seen from Lezhë Castle hill
Lezhë seen from Lezhë Castle hill
Country Albania
County Lezhë County
District Lezhë District
Founded 26.07.1992
Government
 • Type Municipality (Bashki)
 • Mayor Viktor Tushaj
 • Vice mayor Arjan Barbullushi
Population (2009)
 • Urban 31,000
 • Metro 10,200
 • Metro density 222.26/km2 (575.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4501-4502
Area code(s) 0215
Car Plates LE
Website lezha.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