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Administrative units of Albania
The 373 administrative units of Albania
CategoryUnitary state
LocationRepublic of Albania
  • June 2015

Communes (Albanian: komuna or komunat), officially known as administrative units (njësite administrative) or units of local administration, government, or governance (njësite të qeverisjes vendore) since 2015, are the 373 third-level administrative divisions of Albania which serve as its local government. There are 12 counties and 61 municipalities above the administrative units and 2,972 villages below them.


The current division of Albania in 373 administrative units was enacted in 2014 and carried out in June 2015.[1][2][3][4][5]

Albania has adjusted its internal organization 21 times since its Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. Immediately prior to the most recent reforms, the 308 or 309 communes were rural municipalities which served as second-level divisions of the country outside of its cities. They now serve as the level of local government across the country, each under the authority of the nearest urban center and each overseeing any nearby villages. Because of their intermediate status between the cities and villages, the communes are also sometimes known in English translation as towns.

List of administrative units by county

Berat County

Berat County has 20 communes and 241 villages.[citation needed]

Dibër County

Dibër County has 32 communes and 280 villages.[citation needed]

Durrës County

Durrës County has 10 communes and 108 villages.[6]

The remaining 23 villages belong to the following municipalities: Sukth (6), Manëz (8), Krujë (3) dhe Fushë-Krujë (6).

Elbasan County

Elbasan County has 45 communes and 385 villages.[citation needed]

Fier County

Fier County has 37 communes and 269 villages.[citation needed]

Gjirokastër County

Gjirokastër County has 24 communes and 265 villages.[citation needed]

Korçë County

Korçë County has 31 communes and 340 villages.[citation needed]

Kukës County

Kukës County has 25 communes and 187 villages.[citation needed]

Lezhë County

Lezhë County has 14 communes and 117 villages.[citation needed]

Shkodër County

Shkodër County has 28 communes and 276 villages.[citation needed]

The remaining 19 villages belong to the following municipalities: Shkodra (2), Vau i Dejës (9), Koplik (3), Puka (2) dhe Fushë-Arrëza (3).

Tirana County

Tirana County has 24 communes and 219 villages.[citation needed]

Vlorë County

Vlorë County has 19 communes and 173 villages.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "STAR 2 - Consolidation of the Territorial and Administrative Reform".
  2. ^ "Të dhënat sipas Gazetës Shqiptare". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  3. ^ "Të dhënat sipas". Archived from the original on 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  4. ^ Të dhënat sipas Institutit e Statistikës së Qeverisë Aktualizuar me 25 Prill 2011
  5. ^ "Qendra e publikimeve zyrtare". Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  6. ^ Sipas Dokumentit "Qarku Durrës në Shifra" Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine nga Këshilli i Qarkut Durrës