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Albania Cities by Population


61 cities shown of 61 total Albania cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Tirana 374,801
2. Durres 122,034
3. Elbasan 100,903
4. Vlore 89,546
5. Shkoder 88,245
6. Fier-Cifci 60,995
7. Korce 58,259
8. Fier 56,297
9. Berat 46,866
10. Lushnje 41,469
11. Kavaje 29,354
12. Lac 24,825
13. Gjirokaster 23,437
14. Patos Fshat 22,679
15. Kruje 21,286
16. Lezhe 18,695
17. Kucove 18,166
18. Kukes 17,832
19. Burrel 15,405
20. Sarande 15,147
21. Peshkopi 14,848
22. Cerrik 14,269
23. Shijak 14,138
24. Corovode 14,046
25. Librazhd-Qender 12,691
26. Tepelene 11,955
27. Gramsh 11,556
28. Bulqize 11,212
29. Kamez 11,026
30. Permet 10,686
31. Polican 10,663
32. Fushe-Kruje 10,458
33. Ballsh 10,361
34. Rreshen 10,064
35. Mamurras 8,282
36. Erseke 7,890
37. Peqin 7,513
38. Bilisht 7,114
39. Selenice 6,912
40. Roskovec 6,657
41. Puke 6,495
42. Rrogozhine 5,620
43. Vore 4,973
44. Memaliaj 4,951
45. Ura Vajgurore 4,893
46. Himare 4,596
47. Koplik 4,078
48. Perrenjas-Fshat 4,015
49. Delvine 3,916
50. Maliq 3,735
51. Libohove 3,651
52. Shengjin 2,698
53. Leskovik 2,655
54. Orikum 2,604
55. Kelcyre 2,486
56. Fushe-Arrez 2,438
57. Rubik 2,332
58. Milot 2,157
59. Kurbnesh 1,429
60. Konispol 1,349
61. Krrabe 1,177





Albania History

Albania is the Medieval Latin name of the country which is called Shqipri by its inhabitants. In Medieval Greek, the country's name is Albania besides variants Albatia, Arbantia. The ultimate origin of the root Alb- has been traced to an Illyrian. In the 2nd century BC, Polybius's History of the World mentions a tribe named Arbon in present-day central Albania. The people who lived there were called Albano and Arbanitai."

Another suggestion is derivation from the Illyrian tribe of the Albani recorded by Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer from Alexandria who drafted a map of remarkable significance for the history of Illyria. This map shows the city of Albanopolis which was later called Albanon and Arbanon.

In his History written in 1079-1080, Byzantine historian Michael Attaliates was the first to refer to Albanoi as having taken part in a revolt against Constantinople in 1043 and to the Arbanitai as subjects of the duke of Dyrrachium. During the Middle Ages, the Albanians called their country Arbr or Arbn and referred to themselves as Arbresh or Arbnesh. As early as the 16th century, a new name for their home evolved among Albanian people: Shqipria, popularly interpreted as Land of the Eagles"" or ""Land of the Mountain Eagle"" hence the two-headed bird on the national flag, though most likely the origin lies in Skanderbeg's use of the Byzantine double-headed eagle on his seals."







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