Vlorë

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Vlorë
Nickname(s): 
Qyteti i Pavarësisë (City of Independence)
Motto(s): 
Përherë kuqezi (Always Red and Black)
Country Albania
CountyVlorë County
DistrictVlorë District
Founded6th century BC
Government
 • MayorShpëtim Gjika (PS)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Municipality and City79,948
 • Metro
184,279
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9401-9405
Area code(s)033
Websitewww.vlora.gov.al

Vlorë is one of the biggest towns and the second largest port city of Albania. There are 79,948 people who live here.[1] It is on the Adriatic Sea, almost surrounded by mountains.

Vlorë is where the Albanian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on November 28, 1912. The city was for a short time the capital of Albania.

Vlora is one of the oldest cities of Albania. It was formed by Ancient Greeks in the 6th century BC.

The University of Vlora is the second largest in Albania.

References[change | change source]

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