Vlorë, Vlorë County, Albania

More Photos Vlorë (Albanian pronunciation: [ˈvlɔ:ɾə]) is the third most populous city of the Republic of Albania. The city is the capital of the surrounding Vlorë County, one of 12 constituent counties of the country. By air, it is 457 kilometres (284 miles) northwest of Athens, 291 kilometres (181 miles) west of Thessaloniki, 99 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of Tirana and 605 kilometres (376 miles) southeast of Rome. Located on the southeastern Adriatic Sea, it is one of the country's southernmost economic and cultural center. Vlorë was founded as an Ancient Greek colony in the sixth century BC under the name of Aulon and was continuously inhabited ever since. It became the seat of a bishopric. In modern times, the city was briefly the capital of Albania. It is where the Albanian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on November 28 in 1912. It is also one of the most cultural and economically significant cities of southwestern Albania. Vlorë is home to Albania's second largest port, the Port of Vlorë. Wikipedia

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