official_name = Lezhë
image_caption = Modern Lezhë
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = County
subdivision_type2 = District
established_title = Founded
unit_pref = Imperial
population_as_of = 2004
population_total = 17000
timezone = Central European Time
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd=41 |latm=47 |lats=|latNS=N
area_code = 215
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Lezhë (Albanian: "Lezhë" or "Lezha") is a
cityin northwest Albania, in the district and county with the same name. It is located at 41.79°N 19.65°E and has a population of about 17,000 ( 2004est).
Lezhë was also known as Alessio. The city was founded by
Dionysius I of Syracuseas Lissos ( Ancient Greek: "Λισσός") and it was known in Illyricum as Lissus [ Diodorus Siculus, "Library", 15.13 at [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0084&layout=&loc=15.13 Perseus] ] .
Lezhë was the site of the
League of Lezhëin 1444where Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbegunited the Albanian princes in the fight against the Ottoman Empire. Skanderbeg was buried in the cathedral of Lezhë which was dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
football (soccer)club is KS Besëlidhja Lezhë.
List of cities in Albania
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lezhë
* [http://mysite.verizon.net/vze7b2yg/id24.html ALBoZONE: Cities of Albania]
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