Maliq

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Maliq
Coordinates: 40°42′30″N20°42′0″E / 40.70833°N 20.70000°E / 40.70833; 20.70000
CountryFlag of Albania.svg  Albania
County Korçë
Government
   Mayor Gëzim Topçiu (PS)
Area
  Municipality656.89 km2 (253.63 sq mi)
Elevation
825 m (2,707 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Municipality
41,757
  Municipality density64/km2 (160/sq mi)
  Municipal unit
4,290
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
7005
Area Code(0)861
Website Official Website

Maliq (definite Albanian form : Maliqi) formerly known as Malik, is a town and a municipality in Korçë County of eastern Albania. It is the smaller of two cities in the district, the other being Korçë, 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Maliq. The current enlarged municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former administrative units of Gorë, Libonik, Maliq, Moglicë, Pirg, Pojan and Vreshtas. The seat of the municipality is the town Maliq. [1] The total population is 41,757 (2011 census), [2] in a total area of 656.89 km2. [3] The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 4,290. [2] The municipal unit consists of the town Maliq and the villages Kolanec, Goce, Gjyras, Bickë, Fshat Maliq and Plovisht. [4]

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Economy

The city of Malqi flourished around a sugar beet factory built in 1951. The factory was built with help from Soviet foreign aid. When the factory started operating it had a capacity of 1,000 tons to 2,400 tons later on. Eventually the factory was closed in the 1990s leading to a significant unemployment in the city. [5]

Sports

The football team KF Maliqi is home to the city of Maliq. The team was founded in the late 1990s and its home ground in Jovan Asko Stadium, Maliq which has a capacity of 1,500 spectators. The owner of the team is the Municipality of Maliq and the President of the team is Gëzim Topçiu. The team is currently playing in the Albanian Second Division.

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