- Lezhë District
Lezhë District — District — Country Albania County Capital Lezhë
The District of Lezhë (Albanian: Rrethi i Lezhës) is one of the thirty-six districts of Albania, part of Lezhë County. It has a population of 77,184 (2010 estimate), and an area of 479 km². It is in the north-west of the country, and its capital is Lezhë.
Lezhë is located in north Albania and is a region with thousands of years of history. In Lezhe Beslidhja e Lezhes was created under the order of Gjergj Kastriotit-Skenderbeu. It was created not only to unite the regions of Albania but it was this international hero that managed to protect the Catholic religion from definitive threats. The Pope himself at that time considered him the savior of Christianity, and the king of Italy granted him entire regions of southern Italy as a reward for not only saving Christianity but also Italy from the invasion of the Turks.
Many famous people are from Lezhe such as Frang Bardhi and Gjergj Fishta. The waves of the Adriatic ocean which hit the shore of Lezhë start at the Shëngjin Harbor, one of the three largest harbors of Albania, and up to Tale, to Dredhja e Lumit Mat, where it passes through Lezhë and pours into the Adriatic Sea and in the largest river in Albania, Lumi Drin.
The district consists of the following municipalities (population in 2007 in parentheses):
- Balldren i Ri (9,872)
- Blinisht (5,177)
- Dajç (7,053)
- Kallmet (6,607)
- Kolsh (6,259)
- Lezhë (24,994)
- Shëngjin (10,340)
- Shënkoll (13,523)
- Ungrej (3,154)
- Zejmen (8,752)
- ^ "POPULLSIA SIPAS RRETHEVE, 2001-2010". Albanian Institute of Statistics. http://www.instat.gov.al/graphics/doc/tabelat/Treguesit%20Sociale/Popullsia/POP%202009/t2.xls. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
- ^ Lezhe.Net
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