Skrapar

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Skrapar
Gradec Cliffs near Çorovodë
Gradec Cliffs near Çorovodë
Official logo of Skrapar
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Skrapar is located in Albania
Skrapar
Skrapar
Coordinates: 40°30′N 20°14′E / 40.500°N 20.233°E / 40.500; 20.233
Country Albania
CountyBerat
Government
 • MayorAdriatik Mema (PS)
Area
 • Municipality831.44 km2 (321.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Municipality
18,103
 • Municipality density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
5401-5402
Area Code(0)312
Vehicle registrationAL
WebsiteOfficial Website

Skrapar (definite Albanian form: Skrapari) is a municipality in Berat County, southern Albania. It was created in 2015 by the merger of the former municipalities Bogovë, Çepan, Çorovodë, Gjerbës, Leshnjë, Potom, Qendër Skrapar, Vendreshë and Zhepë; the seat of the municipality is the town Çorovodë.[1] The total population is 12,403 (2011 census), in a total area of 831.44 km2.[2] It covers part of the area of the former Skrapar District, without the town Poliçan, it is also roughly contiguous with the Albanian "ethnographic region" of Skrapar which is known for its folklore, its raki production, its high rate of those belonging to the Bektashi order and its scenic mountains.

Osum river and Tomorr in the background

History[edit]

The discovery of the cave settlements, graves, mosaics, coins and the ruins of bridges, churches, castles, have extended knowledge and evidence of an ancient human life in the area. Ancient objects are work tools belonging to the Neolithic period. Illyrian-Roman wars, come out through the pen of historians of different times like, Orgesi, Koragu, Gerunti, etc. According to them, the town was established in III century BC and Illyrians served as a fortress area of Skrapar and strategic character defence. [3] During the Ottoman period, the region was known as İskarapar.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Interactive map administrative territorial reform". Archived from the original on 2017-01-12. Retrieved 2015-03-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Blue Albania - We help you to explore Albania... - Portali me i madh turistik Shqiptar". BlueAlbania. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Visit Skrapar