Shkodër

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Shkodër
City
Shkodër and the Albanian Alps seen from Rozafa Castle
Shkodër and the Albanian Alps seen from Rozafa Castle
Official seal of Shkodër
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
Website www.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.

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