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Vlora (Photo by Marc Morell)

Vlorë (Albanian: Vlorë or Vlora; Greek: Αὐλών/Aulōn (ancient), Αυλώνα/Avlóna (modern); Italian: Valona) is the second largest port city of Albania, after Durrës, with a population of about 85,000 (2003 estimate). It is located in southwestern Albania, facing the Adriatic Sea, in the District of Vlorë and County of Vlorë at 40.48°N, 19.49°E. Vlora, Albania (image under GFDL from Marc Morell used with permission) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Vlora, Albania (image under GFDL from Marc Morell used with permission) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Greek language (Greek Ελληνικά, IPA // – Hellenic) is an Indo-European language with a documented history of some 3,000 years. ... Modern Greek (Κοινή Νεοελληνική — Common Neo-Hellenic) is the present vernacular language of Greece, Cyprus and the Greek Diaspora throughout the world. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Durrës (Photo by Marc Morell) The palace of king Zog I in Durrës (Photo by Joonas Lyytinen) Durrës (Latin: Dyrrhachium, Italian: Durazzo) is the most ancient city of Albania and one of the most economically important as the biggest port city. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Adriatic Sea Source: NASA The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. ... The District of Vlorë (Albanian: Rrethi i Vlorës) is one of the thirty-six districts of Albania. ... The County of Vlorë (Albanian: Qarku i Vlorës) is one of the 12 counties of Albania. ...

It is one of the oldest cities of Albania with traces of civilization dating back to the 6th century BC. (7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC - other centuries) (600s BC - 590s BC - 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - other decades) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) Events Cyrus the Great conquered many...

Ismail Qemali declared Albanian independence from the Ottoman Empire in Vlorë on November 28th, 1912. At this time Vlorë became the capital of Albania. The city was invaded by Italy in 1914 and in 1939. Ismail Qemali on postage stamp Ismail Bej Qemali (January 16, 1844-January 24, 1919) was born in Vlorë, Albania. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul (Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

In 1997, Vlorë was the center of popular riots after the collapse of several fraudulent investment schemes that led to the downfall of the Sali Berisha administration, and almost precipitated the country into a civil war. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sali Ram Berisha (born October 15, 1944) was the president of Albania from 1992 to 1997. ... A civil war is a war in which the competing parties are segments of the same country or empire. ...

Today Vlorë is a touristic center with many hotels, recreational centers, and vast beaches. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...

See also

This article briefly outlines each period of History of Albania only; details are presented in separate articles (see the links in the box and below). ... This is a list of cities in Albania: Apollonia Bajram Curri Ballsh Berat Bilisht Bulqizë Burrel Butrint Cërrik Çorovodë Delvinë Durrës Elbasan Ersekë Fier Fushë-Krujë Gjirokastër Gramsh Has Himarë Kamzë Kavajë Këlcyrë Klos Koplik Korçë Krujë Krumë Kuçovë Kukës Laç Lezhë Librazhd Lushnj... Vlorë Tourism in Albania is still in its infancy. ...

External links

  • Photos of Vlorë (http://www.shqiperia.com/foto/vlora-lg.php) (site in Albanian)
  • ALBoZONE: Cities of Albania (http://mysite.verizon.net/vze7b2yg/id15.html)

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