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The Bay of Vlorë
(Albanian: Gjiri i Vlorës) is a bay of the Ionian Sea in Vlorë, Albania. It is the largest in the country.


1 Geography 2 History 3 See also 4 References

Geography[edit] The Bay of Vlorë
is surrounded by mainland. In the northwest, it opens to the sea. It is also surrounded in the north by the Narta Lagoon, in the northeast by the city of Vlorë, in the east the foothills of the Ceraunian Mountains, in the south, the small town of Orikum, the Pashaliman Base and the Karaburun peninsula in the southwest. History[edit] It was a significant region during the antiquity, and was the scene, for example, of some of Caesar's battles. In one account, 18 ships full of merchandise have sunk in the Bay. Studying the Bay of Vlorë, it has been one of the main projects of the navigation department of the University of Vlora
University of Vlora
in the last few years.[1] The southwestern end of the Bay, at the naval base of Pashaliman, has been used as a harbor since antiquity. The city was called Oricum. During the Cold War, it was temporarily a Soviet naval base, the only one in the Mediterranean sea.

Historical map of the Bay in 1573

View from the air

At sunset

Port of Vlorë

Panoramic view

See also[edit]

Vlorë Vlorë
County Geography of Albania


^ "UNIVERSITETI I VLORES 'Ismail Qemali' – Virtus Scientia Veritas". Univlora.edu.al. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 

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