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Rrëshen
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Rrëshen is located in Albania
Rrëshen
Rrëshen
Coordinates: 41°46′N 19°53′E / 41.767°N 19.883°E / 41.767; 19.883
RRESHEN Latitude and Longitude:

41°46′N 19°53′E / 41.767°N 19.883°E / 41.767; 19.883
Country  Albania
County Lezhë
Municipality Mirditë
 • Municipal unit120 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Municipal unit
8,803
 • Municipal unit density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 ( CET)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC+2 ( CEST)
Postal Code
4601-4602
Area Code0216
Vehicle registrationMR
Website www.bashkiarreshen.com

Rrëshen ( definite Albanian form: Rrësheni) is a small town and a former municipality in Lezhë County, in northern Albania.

History

At the 2015 local government reform, Rrëshen became a subdivision and the seat of the municipality Mirditë. [1] It was the administrative seat of the former Mirditë District. The population at the 2011 census was 8,803. [2]

The City

As an administrative seat, the town has schools and a hospital. After the Communist era, new facilities such as a hotel, a restaurant, and a cultural centre appeared in the area. The trunk route from the Kosovar border to Tirana and Durrës pass on each side of Rrëshen, providing good communications with the capital and the Adriatic. Before the Second World War, the city was classed as a small village, but administrative changes and an increase in the mining industry boosted the city's status. However, since the fall of Communism, most of the mines have become disused. This has resulted in mass migration to Tirana and larger, more industrial centres.

Religion

Its cathedral, Katedralja e Jezusi i Vetmi Shpëtimtar i Botës, is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rrëshen, which was created in 1996 by promoting the Territorial Abbacy of Shën Llezhri i Oroshit from Territorial Abbey to a bishopric. It is a suffragan diocese in the province of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tiranë–Durrës.

Mirdita Gallery

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