Kurbin

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Kurbin
Official logo of Kurbin
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Kurbin is located in Albania
Kurbin
Kurbin
Coordinates: 41°38′N 19°43′E / 41.633°N 19.717°E / 41.633; 19.717
Country Albania
CountyLezhë
Government
 • MayorMajlinda Cara (PS)
Area
 • Municipality276.25 km2 (106.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Municipality
46,291
 • Municipality density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
4701-4702
Area Code(0)53
Vehicle registrationAL
WebsiteOfficial Website

Kurbin is a municipality in Lezhë County, northwestern Albania. It was created in 2015 by the merger of the former municipalities Fushë Kuqe, Laç, Mamurras and Milot. The seat of the municipality is the town Laç.[1] The total population is 46,291 (2011 census),[2] in a total area of 276.25 km2.[3] It is coterminous with the former Kurbin District.

History[edit]

The origing of the name remains unknown until today. One hypothesis comes from Professor David Luka. He believes that the name derives from the merger of Kurbin Illyrian word karp-rock (stone).

Kurbin has been inhabited since the 14th century. After the death of Skanderbeg most of the population emigrated to Italy, Calabria, or climbed mountains in the remote areas. The resettlement of Kurbin was realized later on, because of the protection that people had to take from the Ottoman attacks. A portion of the population that came there later, also came from Kosovo, who moved from the Serbian oppression.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Population and housing census - Lezhë 2011" (PDF). INSTAT. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  3. ^ "Correspondence table LAU – NUTS 2016, EU-28 and EFTA / available Candidate Countries" (XLS). Eurostat. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  4. ^ http://www.blue-albania.com/GeneralInfo30-Kurbini.htm