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  1. This is a list of cities and towns in Albania categorised by municipality, county and population, according to the criteria used by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). As of 2014, there were 74 cities classified as urban areas and 2,972 villages as rural areas in Albania.

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    Though surviving remains are minimal, Durrës is one of the oldest cities in Albania. In terms of mythology, the genealogy of the foundation of Dyrrhachium includes among the founders Illyrian men (the Illyrian king Epidamnos and his grandson Dyrrachos), Greek men (the Corinthian Falio, descendant of Heracles), heroes ( Heracles who was given ...

    • 7th century BC
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  4. Table of Contents. Listen to article. Durrës. Durrës, Italian Durazzo, Serbian and Croatian Drač, primary seaport of Albania. It lies on the Adriatic Sea coast, west of Tirana. Founded as Epidamnus by Greeks from Corcyra and Corinth in the 7th century bce, it was seized by the Illyrian king Glaucias in 312 bce.

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    Tirana is the capital and largest city in the country, followed by Durrës, Vlorë, and Shkodër . In ancient times, the Illyrians inhabited northern and central regions of Albania, whilst Epirotes inhabited the south. Several important ancient Greek colonies were also established on the coast.

  6. Introduction to the project [] The following are major sea ports in Albania: Durrës, Vlorë, Sarandë and Shëngjin (Lezhë). Help updating statistics here . The largest port city Durrës has a long and interesting history. TODO: add more.

  7. Aug 20, 2023 · The discovery beneath Lake Ohrid in the village of Lin, Albania, confirms that lakeshore settlements of the region — which straddles the mountainous border of North Macedonia — are much older...