County highpoints & country mountain aeas
Albania is divided into 12 quark
(county), and those, again,
are subdivided into 36 rrethe
|Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab)
Mali i Skenderbeut
41.58333°N / 19.83333°E
|Mali i Dejës
i Gramosit (Oros Gramos)
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.
small bottom add-on, is pronounced as ch in chip and charge.
Additional important mountains and peaks not featured in
because they are the district highpoints only, (shown in mountain/elevation/district/county order):
Ostrovice / 2383m / Skrapar / Berat
i Zi / 2073m / Pogradec /
Shebenikut / 2253m / Librazhd / Elbasan
- Mali i
Lopës / 2020m /
Bulqizë / Dibër
Hekurave / 2567m / Tropojë /
Division of mountain ranges by regional
range - high limestone mountains divided by deep glacial
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
boundaries; western basin with Shkodra lake (largest cryptodepression
Malesia e Tropojës plateau on the East, Nikaj-Curaj basin on
mountain range - mountains mostly of the vulcanic origin,
divided by wide plateaus(Malesia e Pukës, Malesia e
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.
mountain range - this is the longest mountain range in
Albania, including the whole Krujë-Dajt group and Mali i
Stretching in NW-SE direction from the Dejes lake (Liqeni Vaut te
Dejës) till the Voskopoja plateau (Malesia e
Boundaries: Mat river valley on the W, upper Shkumbin river on the East.
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
Note for the prominence researchers:
6 Albanian peaks are featured on European top 90 summit list by
e Korabit ranked #18
Jezerce ranked #28
i Nemërçkës ranked
e Kendrevicës ranked #68
i Cikës ranked #84
Valamare ranked #88