Fier, Fier County, Albania

More Photos Fier (definite Albanian form: Fieri) is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. The population of the municipality at the 2011 census was 120,655, and of the town proper (the municipality before the 2015 local government reforms) 55,845.Geographically, it is located in the centre of the country surrounded by hills. The city is located some 16 kilometres east of the Adriatic Sea and 100 kilometres south of Tirana. The city of Fier was founded in 1864 by Omer Pasha Vrioni II and his father Kahreman Pasha Vrioni (1889-1955). It is 11 km (7 mi) from the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia. This settlement was founded in 588 BCE by Ancient Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth, on a site initially occupied by Illyrian tribes. Wikipedia

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