Skrapar

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Skrapar
Coordinates: 40°30′N20°14′E / 40.500°N 20.233°E / 40.500; 20.233
CountryFlag of Albania.svg  Albania
County Berat
Government
   Mayor Adriatik Mema (PS)
Area
  Municipality832.04 km2 (321.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
  Municipality
18,103
  Municipality density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
5401-5402
Area Code(0)312
Website Official 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), [2] in a total area of 832.04 km2. [3] It covers part of the area of the former Skrapar District, without the town Poliçan.

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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.

History

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. [4] During the Ottoman period, the region was known as İskarapar.

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References

  1. Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Population and housing census - Berat 2011" (PDF). INSTAT . Retrieved 2019-09-25.
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