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Dibër, Albania
Dibër (definite Albanian form: Dibra) is a municipality in Dibër County, northeastern Albania. It was created in 2015 by the merger of the former municipalities Arras, Fushë-Çidhën, Kala e Dodës, Kastriot, Lurë, Luzni, Maqellarë, Melan, Muhurr, Peshkopi, Selishtë, Sllovë, Tomin, Zall-Dardhë
Zall-Dardhë
and Zall-Reç. The seat of the municipality is the town Peshkopi.[1] The total population is 61,619 (2011 census), in a total area of 937.88 km2.[2] It is coterminous with the former Dibër District.[3]Contents1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 References 4 See alsoGeography[edit] The area is located on the middle stretches of the Drin river, on the border with Macedonia. The eastern and western borders are formed by mountain ranges, with the broad river valley of the Drin running from south to north between them. On the eastern side, the valley floor rises gradually for some time, then suddenly rises steeply to high mountains
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Municipalities Of Albania
This is a list of municipalities (Albanian: bashki) of Albania. Municipalities are the second-level administrative divisions of Albania. Prior to 2015, there were two types of municipalities in Albania: municipalities with an urban character called bashki, and municipalities with a rural character called komunë (commune). Municipalities are all divided into at least two "administrative units" (njësi administrative), which are sometimes referred to as "municipal units" or "mini-municipalities"
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Muslim
65–75% Sunni
Sunni
Islam[22][note 1] 10–13% Shia
Shia
Islam[22] 15–20% Non-denominational Islam[23] ~1% Ahmadiyya[24] ~1% Other Muslim
Muslim
traditions, e.g
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Republic Of Macedonia
Macedonia (/ˌmæsɪˈdoʊniə/ ( listen); Macedonian: Македонија, translit. Makedonija, IPA: [makɛˈdɔnija]), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Република Македонија, translit. Republika Makedonija IPA: [rɛˈpublika ˌmakɛˈdɔnija] ( listen)), is a country in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991
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Korab
Korab
Korab
(Albanian: Mali i Korabit, Macedonian: Кораб) is a mountain range in the eastern corner of Albania
Albania
and the western part of the Republic of Macedonia, running along the border between both countries. It forms also the European Green Belt. In Albania, it is also called Vargu lindor (English: Eastern range), but this term encompasses mountains further north, such as the Koritnik
Koritnik
and Gjallica. The highest peak is Mount Korab
Mount Korab
at 2,751 m (9,026 ft) above sea level.[1] With a prominence of 2,169 m (7,116 ft), Korab
Korab
is the 18th most prominent mountain peak in the European continent.[2] The mountains are composed of sedimentary rock, including shale, sandstone, dolomite and limestone
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Korab (mountain)
Mount Korab (Albanian: Maja e Korabit or Mali i Korabit; Macedonian: Голем Кораб, Golem Korab) is the highest peak of the eponymous fourth highest mountain in the entire Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,751 metres (9,026 ft). The summit of the Korab mountain range in the Albanian-Macedonian border, Korab is the highest peak of Albania and the Republic of Macedonia and also one of only two summits in Europe, which are the highest point for more than one country.[2] The Korab is also the 18th most prominent mountain peak in the European continent.[3] Korab is situated within the Korab-Koritnik Nature Park.[4][5] It is noted for its rich flora, including species such as Bosnian pine, European beech, Coppicing forest, and Alder forest.[6] The peak lies adjacent to the Šar Mountains
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Lurë National Park
The Lurë National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar i Lurës) is a national park in northeastern Albania, spanning an area of 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi), encompassing as well the eastern section of Kunora e Lurës. The park was established in 1966 to protect the various ecosystems and biodiversity. The altitude vary from 1,500–2,300 m (4,921–7,546 ft).[4] The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the park as Category II. Nevertheless, it is described as an important Bird and Plant Area, because it supports significant bird and plant species.[5][6] In behalf to a great variability in elevation, Lurë National Park is densely populated in vegetation. Higher plant life consists mainly of both coniferous and deciduous trees, particularly around the shores of the lakes
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Macedonians (ethnic Group)
The Macedonians (Macedonian: Македонци; transliterated: Makedonci), also known as Macedonian Slavs[36][37] or Slavic Macedonians,[38] are a South Slavic ethnic group native to the region of Macedonia. They speak the Macedonian language, a South Slavic language. About two thirds of all ethnic Macedonians live in the Republic of Macedonia
Republic of Macedonia
and there are also communities in a number of other countries.Contents1 Before settlement 2 Origins and settlement 3 Identities 4 Ethnonym 5 History 6 Population6.1 Balkans6.1.1 Greece 6.1.2 Serbia 6.1.3 Albania 6.1.4 Bulgaria 6.1.5 Diaspora7 Culture7.1 Architecture 7.2 Cinema and theater 7.3 Music and art 7.4 Economy 7.5 Language 7.6 Religion 7.7 Names 7.8 Cuisine8 Symbols 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksBefore settlement The origins of Macedonians are varied and rich
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Lake Prespa
Prespa
Prespa
is the name of two freshwater lakes in southeast Europe, shared by Albania, Greece, and the Republic of Macedonia. Of the total surface area, 176.3 km2 (68.07 sq mi) belongs to the Republic of Macedonia, 46.3 km2 (17.88 sq mi) to Albania
Albania
and 36.4 km2 (14.05 sq mi) to Greece. They are the highest tectonic lakes in the Balkans, standing at an elevation of 853 m (2,798 ft). The Great Prespa
Prespa
Lake
Lake
(Albanian: Liqeni i Prespës, Greek: Μεγάλη Πρέσπα, Megáli Préspa, Macedonian: Преспанско Езеро, Prespansko Ezero) is divided between Albania, Greece
Greece
and Macedonia
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Eastern Orthodox Church
The Eastern Orthodox
Eastern Orthodox
Church,[1] also known as the Orthodox Church,[2] or officially as the Orthodox Catholic Church,[3] is the second-largest Christian Church, with over 250 million members.[4][5] As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and culture of Eastern Europe, Greece
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Albania
Albania
Albania
(/ælˈbeɪniə, ɔːl-/ ( listen) a(w)l-BAY-nee-ə; Albanian: Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Gheg
Gheg
Albanian: Shqipni/Shqipnia or Shqypni/Shqypnia),[6] officially the Republic
Republic
of Albania
Albania
(Albanian: Republika e Shqipërisë, pronounced [ɾɛpuˈblika ɛ ʃcipəˈɾiːsə]), is a country in Southeastern Europe. The country spans 28,748 square kilometres (11,100 square miles) and had a total population of 3 million people as of 2016[update]
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Khalwati Order
OthersZahiri Awza'i Thawri Laythi Jariri Sunni
Sunni
schools of theologyAsh'ari Maturidi TraditionalistOthers:Mu'tazila Murji'ahContemporary movementsAhl-i Hadith Al-Ahbash Barelvi Deobandi Islamic Modernism Salafi movement WahhabismHoly sitesJerusalem Mecca Medina Mount SinaiListsLiteratureKutub al-Sittah Islam
Islam
portalv t eThe Khalwati order
Khalwati order
(also known as Khalwatiyya, Khalwatiya, or Halveti, as it is known in Turkey) is an Islamic Sufi
Sufi
brotherhood (tariqa). Along with the Naqshbandi, Qadiri
Qadiri
and Shadhili
Shadhili
orders, it is among the most famous Sufi
Sufi
orders
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Khanqah
A khanqah or khaniqah (also transliterated as khankahs , khaneqa, khanegah or khaneqah (Persian: خانقاه‎)), also known as a ribat (رباط) – among other terms – is a building designed specifically for gatherings of a Sufi brotherhood or tariqa and is a place for spiritual retreat and character reformation. In the past, and to a lesser extent nowadays, they often served as hospices for saliks (Sufi travelers), Murids (initiates) and talibs (Islamic students). Khanqahs are very often found adjoined to dargahs (shrines of Sufi saints), mosques and madrasas (Islamic schools). In the Arab world, especially North Africa, the khanqah is known as a zāwiyah (Arabic: زاویه‎, plural zāwiyāt; also transliterated as zawiya, zāwiya or zaouia). In Turkey, Iran
Iran
and formerly Ottoman areas like Albania
Albania
and Bosnia, they are locally referred to as tekije (تكيه; also transliterated as tekke, tekyeh, teqe or takiyah)
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Macedonians In Albania
5,512 (2011 census)[1] other estimates range from 120,000 to 350,000 (according to the Association of Macedonians in Albania[2])Regions with significant populationsMala Prespa, Golo Brdo, Maqellarë Municipality, GoraLanguagesMacedonian and AlbanianReligionMacedonian Orthodoxy and IslamRelated ethnic groupsMacedoniansPart of a series onMacedoniansBy region or country Macedonia (region)Republic of MacedoniaAlbania Bulgaria GreeceDiasporaFormer Yugoslavia Bosnia and HerzegovinaCroatia MontenegroSerbia SloveniaElsewhere in Europe Czech RepublicDenmark FranceGermany PolandRomania SwedenSwitzerland United KingdomAmericasArgentina BrazilCanada United StatesOceania AustraliaSubgroups and related groupsGorani Macedonian MuslimsMijaks ŠopiCultureArt Cinema


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Belsh
Belsh
Belsh
(definite Albanian form: Belshi) is a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania.[1] The municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Belsh, Fierzë, Grekan, Kajan
Kajan
and Rrasë
Rrasë
which became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Belsh.[2] It has a population of 19,503 (2011 census) and a total surface area of 196.44 km2.[3] The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 8,781.[4] References[edit]^ Albanian government budget legislation[permanent dead link] ^ Law nr
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Berat
Official Website UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage SiteOfficial name Historic Centres of Berat
Berat
and GjirokastraType CulturalCriteria iii, ivDesignated 2005Reference no. 569Region Berat
Berat
CountyEurope 2005–present Berat
Berat
(Albanian pronunciation: [ˈbɛ:rat], definite Albanian form: Berati), historically known as Poulcheriopólis and Antipatreia, is the ninth most populous city of the Republic of Albania
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