Shkodër

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Shkodër
Shkodër and the Albanian Alps seen from Rozafa Castle
Shkodër and the Albanian Alps seen from Rozafa Castle
Official seal of Shkodër
Seal
Country Albania
CountyShkodër County
DistrictShkodër District
Founded4th century B.C.
Government
 • MayorLorenc Luka (PD)
Area
 • Metro
1,375 sq mi (3,562 km2)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • City74,876
 • Metro
217,375
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4001-4007
Area code(s)022
Car PlatesSH, AA
Websitewww.shkodra.gov.al

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population and Housing Census in Albania" (PDF). Institute of Statistics of Albania. 2011.