Himarë, Vlorë County, Albania

More Photos Himara (indefinite Albanian form: Himarë; Greek: Χειμάρρα, Himarra or Χιμάρα, Himara) is a municipality and region in Vlorë County, southern Albania. The municipality has a total area of 571.94 km2 (220.83 sq mi) and consists of the administrative units of Himarë, Horë-Vranisht and Lukovë. It lies between the Ceraunian Mountains and the Albanian Ionian Sea Coast and is part of the Albanian Riviera. The traditionally perceived borders of the Himarë region gradually shrank during the Ottoman period, being reduced to the town of Himarë and the villages of the coastline (Bregdet in Albanian), generally including only Palase, Dhermi, Pilur, Kudhes, Vuno, Ilias and Qeparo.The region of Himara is predominantly populated by an ethnic Greek community. The local population is bilingual in Greek and Albanian. In particular the town of Himara and the villages of Dermi and Palasa, which together account for the bulk of the region's population, are mainly populated by a Greek population. The villages of Iljas, Lukovë, Kudhës, Pilur and Vuno by an Orthodox Albanian population, while Qeparo is inhabited by both Albanians and Greeks. Wikipedia

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