Elbasan

What is Elbasan known for?


history art

;id 2xYzAAAAIAAJ&dq 1466+ohrid&q %22the+usually+well+informed+Tursun+Beg+%22#search_anchor accessdate 9 January 2012 year 1990 publisher Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture location Istanbul isbn 978-92-9063-330-3 oclc doi doi_inactivedate bibcode id page 39 quote ...states that Elbasan became a sandjak capital right after 1466 but the usually well informed Tursun Beg noted for 1466: "The sultan attached this fortress of Elbasan to the Sancak of Ohrid


low quality

, Elbasan, Vlorë, Gjirokastër, and other towns. At one time, each village had a telephone but during the land redistribution of the early 1990s peasants knocked out service to about 1,000 villages by removing telephone wire for fencing. Most of Albania's telephones were obsolete, low-quality East European models, some dating from the 1940s; workers at a Tirana factory assembled a small number of telephones from Italian parts. File:Street Sign Goranxi.jpg thumb 260px Bilingual road


good public

From June 1916 to March 1917 Stanislav Kostka Neumann fought with the Austrian army there and called his war memoirs about the occupation in ''Elbasan''. S.K. Neumann: Elbasan, družstevní nakladatelství "Kniha", knihovna socialistické kultury, svazek III., Praha 1922 Industrial development began in the Zogist (Zog of Albania) period when tobacco and alcohol (ethanol) factories were established. The city was also noted for its good public


portraits

portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 '''Onufri''' or ''Onouphrios of Neokastro (Elbasan)'' ( ) was a 16th century icon painter active in Central and Southern Albania and South-western

and Venetian (Venetian school) influences. He also painted portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 Life Little is known with certainty about Onufri's life and his existence only emerged in the early 20th century


landscapes

portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 '''Onufri''' or ''Onouphrios of Neokastro (Elbasan)'' ( ) was a 16th century icon painter active in Central and Southern Albania and South-western

and Venetian (Venetian school) influences. He also painted portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 Life Little is known with certainty about Onufri's life and his existence only emerged in the early 20th century

minutes. From Durrës the furgon ride is about two hours. It is much flatter and car sickness is not a problem. The new motorway was opened in 2012 and now you can go from Tirana to Elbasan for 30-45 min. Also beside the new motorway you can see the beautiful landscapes. Get around Walking or taxi. Taxis are located close to the furgons (vans) at the center of the city. See thumb Naziresha Mosque (File:Elbasan - Naziresha Mosque (by Pudelek).JPG) The Elbasan Castle is right at the center


annual summer

for a nightly walk. *Visit the numerous Belsh Lakes near Belsh and take part in the annual Summer Day celebration in mid-March near the Dumreja Forest. * Visit the Plane Tree and the ruins of the Basilica of Bezistan * Take a dip on the curative thermal waters of Llixha and visit the caves and waterfalls of Gramsh * Stop at one of the picturesque villages of Gjinar and Stebleve Buy *Traditional costumes, postcards of the city. Eat *Bugace, a traditional Elbasan breakfast roll found


national history

-Chepreganov-Institute-of-National-History-Skopje-2008 accessdate 26 December 2011 year 2008 publisher Institute of National History location Skopje isbn 9989-159-24-6 oclc 276645834 doi doi_inactivedate bibcode id page 133 quote At the same time or nearly in 1467 the citizens from Skopje, ...were expa-triated to the Albanian city of Konjuh (Elbasan), which was constructedas a fortress to help the fighting against Skender-Bey. ... these Christians from Skopje as Elbasan’s


song based

, Librazhd (Librazhd District), Peqin (Peqin District) - Out of this melting pot of local and imported styles came a kind of lyrical art song based in the cities of Shkodra, Elbasan, Berat and Korça. Though similar traditions existed in other places, they were little recorded and remain largely unknown. By the end of the 19th century, Albanian nationalism was inspiring many to attempt to remove the elements of Turkish music from Albanian culture, a desire


love songs

that was intensified following independence in 1912; bands that formed during this era played a variety of European styles, including march (march (music))es and waltzes. Urban song in the early 20th century could be divided into two styles: the historic or nationalistic style, and the lyrical style. The lyrical style included a wide array of lullabies and other forms, as well as love songs. There are two historical structures that are a reminder to the antiquity


portraits+landscapes

portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 '''Onufri''' or ''Onouphrios of Neokastro (Elbasan)'' ( ) was a 16th century icon painter active in Central and Southern Albania and South-western

and Venetian (Venetian school) influences. He also painted portraits, landscapes and churches. Islam in the Balkans: religion and society between Europe and the Arab world Author H. T. Norris Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press, 1993 ISBN 0872499774, 9780872499775 p.68 UNESCO Chronicle, Volume 20 UNESCO Chronicle Published 1974 p.168 Life Little is known with certainty about Onufri's life and his existence only emerged in the early 20th century

Elbasan

right thumb Elbasan Castle (File:Elbasan Castle 1.JPG)

'''Elbasan''' (Albanian (Albanian language): ''Elbasan'' or ''Elbasani'') is a city in central Albania. It is located on the Shkumbin River in the District of Elbasan and the County of Elbasan, at . It is one of the largest cities in Albania: the population at the 2011 census was 78,703. 2011 census results It was called ''Neokastron'' (New Castle) in Greek, ''Novigrad'' (new city) in Slavic and ''Terra Nuova'' in Italian. The modern name may derive either from the IE root ''*alb'' (as Albania) or from the Turkish ''il-basan'' ("the fortress").

Before the Second World War, Elbasan was a city with a mixture of eastern and medieval buildings, narrow cobbled streets and a large bazaar. There was a clearly defined Christian settlement within the castle walls, a Vlach district on the outskirts of the city and several fine mosques and Islamic buildings. At the time the population was about 15,000 people.

The English journalist James David Bourchier, then the Balkan correspondent of ''The Times'', records that on a visit in 1911 he saw:

"The population celebrating Bairam in central space: wonderful primitive merry-go round with gypsy minstrels (flute and drum), pushed round by the men with poles; also a cartwheel poised on a tree top; pekhilvans wrestling, mostly refugees from Dibra, thus gaining a precarious livelihood."

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