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Coordinates: 41°47′N 19°38′E / 41.783°N 19.633°E / 41.783; 19.633

Lezhë
—  Town  —
Modern Lezhë
Lezhë is located in Albania
Lezhë
Coordinates: 41°47′N 19°38′E / 41.783°N 19.633°E / 41.783; 19.633
Country Albania
County Lezhë County
District Lezhë District
Founded
Government
 - Type Municipality (Bashki)
 - Mayor Viktor Tushaj
Population (2009)
 - Urban 27,085
 - Metro 101,352
 - Metro Density 575.7/sq mi (222.26/km2)
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4501-4502
Area code(s) 0215
Car Plates LE
Website www.lezha.org

Lezhë (Albanian: Lezhë or Lezha) is a city in northwest Albania, in the district and county with the same name. It is located at 41.79°N 19.65°E and has a population of about 27,500 (2009 est).

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History

Lezhë was also known as Alessio or Lis, Lissus or Lesh Bythe. The city was founded by Dionysius I of Syracuse as Lissos and it was known in Epirus Nova[1] as Lissus.[2]

Lezhë was the site of the League of Lezhë in 1444 where Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg united the Albanian princes in the fight against the Ottoman Empire. Skanderbeg was buried in the cathedral of Lezhë which was dedicated to Saint Nicholas.

Sport

The football (soccer) club is KS Besëlidhja Lezhë. the KS Beselidhja, although football based has also different sport, well known the classical fight or beach volley.

See also

References

  1. ^ Epirus Vetus: The Archaeology of a Late Antique Province (Duckworth Archaeology) by William Bowden,2003,ISBN 0715631160,2003,page 233,of Lissos in Epirus Nova
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus, "Library", 15.13 at Perseus

External links

Lezha Travel & Touri Shengjini Travel & Tourism

Photo galleries

Photo annotations in Albanian








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