County highpoints & country mountain aeas
|Mountain/Peak||Height (metres/feets) Latitude/Longitude||County|
||2693/8833 42.44000°N / 19.81000°E||Shkodër
|Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab)
||2764/9066 41.78000°N / 20.54000°E||Kukës
|Mali i Skenderbeut||1724/5655 41.58333°N / 19.83333°E||Durrës
||2121/6957 40.28333°N / 19.83333°E||Lezhë
|Mali i Dejës
||2246/7367 41.725°N / 20.1541667°E||Dibër
|Dajti||1612/5287 41.35444°N / 19.93611°E||Tiranë
||2373/7783 40.78333°N / 20.46666°E||Elbasan
||2122/6960 40.33333°N / 19.750°E||Fier|
i Gramosit (Oros Gramos)
||2520/8265 40.33333°N / 20.75°E||Korçë
||2416/7924 40.7°N / 20.13333°E||Berat
||2045/6708 41.00944°N / 20.25888°E||Vlorë
||2485/8151 40.13333°N / 20.4°E||Gjirokastër
In case you cannot see correctly all the letters, please reffer to the images enclosed,
where names are not affected by encoding .
Small pronunciation guide: e with 2 dots above is silent vowel, pronounced similar as u in burn.
C with small bottom add-on, is pronounced as ch in chip and charge.
Additional important mountains and peaks not featured in table above
because they are the district highpoints only, (shown in mountain/elevation/district/county order):
- Maja Ostrovice / 2383m / Skrapar / Berat
- Guri i Zi / 2073m / Pogradec / Korçë
- Mali Shebenikut / 2253m / Librazhd / Elbasan
- Mali i Lopës / 2020m / Bulqizë / Dibër
- Maja Hekurave / 2567m / Tropojë / Kukës
Division of mountain ranges by regional geography:
Northern range - high limestone mountains divided by deep glacial throughs,
Stretching in Weast-East direction. Main mountain group is Bjeshket e Nemuna (also known under Slav name Prokletije)
in Albania, however, the whole range is commonly known as Alpet (Alps)
boundaries; western basin with Shkodra lake (largest cryptodepression in Europe),
Malesia e Tropojës plateau on the East, Nikaj-Curaj basin on the South.
Central mountain range - mountains mostly of the vulcanic origin, divided by wide plateaus(Malesia e Pukës, Malesia e Mirditës).
Overall shape and relief much milder compared to the northern range. Stretching in NW-SE direction.
boundaries: Drin river on the North, western basin on the W, Osumi and Devoli rivers on the South.
Southernmost mountains are Jablanica and Mali Shebenikut.
Western mountain range - this is the longest mountain range in Albania, including the whole Krujë-Dajt group and Mali i Polisit mt.
Stretching in NW-SE direction from the Dejes lake (Liqeni Vaut te Dejës) till the Voskopoja plateau (Malesia e Voskopojës).
Boundaries: Mat river valley on the W, upper Shkumbin river on the East.
Eastern mountain range - starting with Koritnik on the north and terminating with Mali i Gramozit on the far South,
it is composite stretch of high mountains in an amphitheatre shape,forming the natural border between Albania,
former Yugoslav republics and Greece. This huge mountain wall is interrupted at one spot only
by the Lugina e Drinit te Zi (the Black Drin river valley).
Average terrain altitude in Albania is 714m/2342f which is two times the European average. 1/3 of the country lays above 1000m/3280f.
Note for the prominence researchers:
6 Albanian peaks are featured on European top 90 summit list by prominence;
Maja e Korabit ranked #18
Maja Jezerce ranked #28
Mali i Nemërçkës ranked #44
Maja e Kendrevicës ranked #68
Mali i Cikës ranked #84
Maja Valamare ranked #88