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Category: Cities, Local time: 23:45:50, Official WWW website:

Gjirokastër is a city in Albania . It is located in the southern part of the country, in the region Gjirokastër, some 20 km from the border with Greece.

About Gjirokastër

The city was founded in the 12th century AD around a fort on the hill behind the city. Gjirokastër is considered as the center of the Greek community in Albania . Is is a great example of well-preserved Ottoman town. It was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List along with the historical center of the city Berat . The whole city is considered as a complex museum exposition and any new construction must comply with the historic plan. The city is often nicknamed the "city of silver or stone roofs". At present the city has a population of some 40 000 thus it is one of the largest cities in southern Albania .

Festival of Albanian Music and Dance

Gjirokastër is known for the festival of folk music and dance which takes place in Gjirokastër every four years. It is a good occasion for Albanians from all corners of the world to come and celebrate their native country and old traditions. The festival comprises a lot of music and dance performances.


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GPS: 40.0765, 20.1397
Altitude: 271 m
Nearest border: Greece, 17 km
Last update: 2012-10-22 06:24:09

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: peaceful locality, mountains in the surroundings, in the valley, important birthplace, sauna, forests, mild climate
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: far from the airport

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