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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
VLORA -WELCOME TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ALBANIAN COAST CITY...
Vlora is one of the most beautiful cities of Albania and is right to be proud. Called the "City of the flag,'''City with two seas" or "southern Adriatic port''she regarded as the pearl of the Albanian tourism, with its shores, Karaburun, Sazan, Llogora, Castle of Kanina, Narta Lagoon , numerous beaches, monuments, people, land and sea. Vlora occupies a deserved place in the history of Albania, also keeping the status of the hero city. The city where Skanderbeg was married, where Albania's independence was declared, an arena of wars for freedom and Albanian resistance, Vlora has a different status as natural parlor of painters, artists home and a bridge to connect Albania with the world. City Where Was married Skanderbeg, Albania's Independence Where Was declared, an arena of wars for freedom and New Resistance, Vlora faces a different status as natural parlor of Painters, artists and home to bridge the world of Albania
Vlora Albania is located in SW along the low coast of the Adriatic and the Ionian rock. With an area of 1609 km2 and a population of 200 000 inhabitants, Vlora district is bounded to the north by Fier, in the east with Tepelena and Mallakastra, while in south with Saranda and Gjirokastra. In west the warm of the Adriatic and Ionian drench a diverse line of coast, where lie ahead lagoons, bays, islands, peninsulas and numerous beaches.Vlora is alternated between these where all forms of relief, as the low plains, hilly and mountainous.The climateis typically Mediterranean with hot and dry summer and mild and wet winter, where are combined in the west sea and mountain relief at east. Average temperatures are 16o, where the ones in July and January figures 24 and 6 degrees centigrade.
Vlora is the district administrative center. It extends at the edge of the bayt with the same name starting from the well of Mezini north and Cold Water to the south. Githsej with a 30 km 2 surface the city has a north-south length of 19 km and east-west width of 16 km.
Typical dialect, culture and traditions of Vlora easily distinguish its inhabitants whom are also distinguished of fiery temperament and moods thin and tasty. Together with the surrounding city has a population of 200 000 inhabitants, most of which resides in the four municipalities of the district of Vlora, Orikum, Selenica and Himara.People are welcoming, communicative, warm and with a pure spiritual world. Perhaps nature has created as nowhere else a balance between mountain, sea and greenery, contributing directly to the character of people.Geographical environment and society do Vlora a loved one that attracts both visitors and tourists like with magic.
Being the country's second port, Vlora is located 72 km from Otranto (Italy) and 123 km from the island of Corfu (Greece). Shipping lines operating regularly in the ports of Bari and Brindisi. In order to transport goods and passengers in the port are processed 3 million tonnes of cargo per year. Also communicates with Tirana Vlora (135km) and Durres (100) highway through the artery and Albanian Railways. In internal lines performed by means as bus, taxi and van. The most important tourist routes are Vlora-Kanina, Vlora and Himara-the-trenches-Amantia-Vlora and Vlora-Zvernec. Postal Service is made by Albanian Post which performs some services, while well known companies offer postal services DHL, Visa Card, Money Gram, Western Union, etc..
4 Cultureand Heritage.
Vlora is recognized as one of the cities that has given a huge contribution to national culture. There are numerous areas where the city has issued personalities. Here was the first archaeological museum opened in 1936, in which the detected objects were exhibited in the French archaeologist Leon Apollonia from REI. Vlora is also called the city of statues and monuments which may be mentioned that the National warrior, Avni Rustemi, Monument of Independence, Marigo Posio, Jani Minga etc..Vlora is a university town today and there are numerous educational institutions, cultural and sports as Musaraj Shevqet Library, Theatre Petro Marko, Ali Demi High School, numerous museums, such as historical, ethnographic or that of independence. Every year there are developed important national events like the polyphony Mediterranean Festival, Book Fair, Festival of National Theatres of Estradas. One of the values of cultural heritage that carries the region of Vlora,the Labe Polyphony is assessed as wealth of UNESCO or Vlora Civic songs. Vlora for multiple values that bears and thanks to the geographical location is visited by tourists all year round, offering several types of tourism such as cultural, historic, mountain, sports, coastal, etc..
In theancient city of Vlora was known as Aulona and sweeps at the place that today is called Treport. In anadvantageous geographical position, often Aulona was included in the territory of the state Illyrian and MacedonianEpirote. After 229 BC, when Rome broke the Illyrian queen Teuta, Aulona became part of the state. Then it andsurrounding areas referred to as''theater''of civil war developed between Caesar and Pompey the great, where citiesThronit (Kanina), Amantia and Oriku, became the basis of its military operations of Cesar. Geography of Alexandria,Claudius Ptolemy, mentions Aulona at century II, which emphasizes its geographical coordinates of 40o45 '. VloraEpiscopate was established during the II century and exercised his activity here Lefteri St., one of the saints of the church. The importance of Aulona grew especially in the late 5th century, when after abandoning it came as a starting point Apolonia Via Egnatia. While during the early medieval city Treporti shift from being placed where it is todayattending civic life without interruption.During World War II, Vlora region served as the main basis of anti-fascist resistance, while during the cold war Communist regime turned Vlora in the biggest naval military treaty of Warsaw in the Mediterranean Sea.City. To be visited.Olive crowns are located at the entrance to the hills of Bestrova Vlora, along the old road. There are dozens age-long olives, which give a remarkable pleasure of the human miracle. Among them we find the kinds of the type mentioned kalinjot and Vlora for fruit and oil.The Flag Square consists of some cultural facilities. At the center is the independence monument, a symbol of national resistance. Built in 1972 it is 17 m tall and considered one of the masterpieces of monumental sculpture. Among six bronze figures the one of Ismail Qemali prevails, the architect of National Independence. To the left of the monument is the flag poles, a columnar pedestal decorated withpages from the date of independence and national eagle. It was built in 1937 under the auspices of the then mayor of the municipality, lyrical poet Ali Asllani. After the flag spear, a few feet inside the garden is the tomb of Ismail Qemali. In the western corner of the Square of the Flag in 1988 archaeologists brought to light a part of the Roman fortress wall of Aulonqytetis. By digging out a