Pogradec

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-turistike Municipality of Pogradec (in Albanian) The area of Pogradec is the site of a possible (Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (Albania)) UNESCO World Heritage site (World Heritage Site). Pogradec throughout the centuries was occupied by the Romans (Ancient Rome), Bulgarians, Serbians


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weeks. Pogradeci team has been awarded the first prize several times. Other sports to mention are swimming (swimming (sport)) and boxing. The boxing team, "Dragoi", is one of the top teams in the nation and has always trained champions. Pogradec has also a rich folklore. Many songs and dances have been created throughout the centuries. Their themes are based on the beauty of the lake and the love for nature. Lately, with the initiative of "Pirro Xexi" puppet theater


landscape paintings

the past years. Even though many of the above visitors are staying for a weekend only, tourism makes an important share of local economy (~1 visitor inhabitant). Vangjush Mio was the first impressionist painter of Albania. He was known especially for his landscape paintings (Landscape art) and is considered the best Albanian landscape painter of the 20th Century. His favorite subjects were the cities Korçë, Pogradec and the surrounding area, but he immortalized in his works also other cities like Tirana, Elbasan, Himarë, Berat and Gjirokastër. The attack from Western Macedonia was combined with a general offensive along the entire front. Commons:Category:Pogradec


excellent water

was generally chaotic and unappealing. However today, private investors and government, interested in bringing Pogradec to its' former glory, have begun pouring in money to the town. A waste water treatment plant is being built (soon to be completed), and will return the excellent water clarity that is seen on the Macedonian part, to the Albanian part of the lake as well. Hotels are being built or renovated and refurbished, and infrastructure is improving throughout. Visitor information * Commons:Category:Pogradec


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. Buy * *Hand made works from artisans and paintings by local artists. *


past years

the past years. Even though many of the above visitors are staying for a weekend only, tourism makes an important share of local economy (~1 visitor inhabitant). Vangjush Mio was the first impressionist painter of Albania. He was known especially for his landscape paintings (Landscape art) and is considered the best Albanian landscape painter of the 20th Century. His favorite subjects were the cities Korçë


art landscape

the past years. Even though many of the above visitors are staying for a weekend only, tourism makes an important share of local economy (~1 visitor inhabitant). Vangjush Mio was the first impressionist painter of Albania. He was known especially for his landscape paintings (Landscape art) and is considered the best Albanian landscape painter of the 20th Century. His favorite subjects were the cities Korçë, Pogradec and the surrounding area, but he immortalized in his works also other cities like Tirana, Elbasan, Himarë, Berat and Gjirokastër. The attack from Western Macedonia was combined with a general offensive along the entire front. Commons:Category:Pogradec


monumental

factories for pickling fish''. The two lakes which satisfy this description are Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. *Pogradec Castle *Castle of Blace village *Castle of Zemçë village *Monumental Illyrian graves (Royal Tombs of Selca e Poshtme) in the village of Selcë e Poshtme, candidates for UNESCO World Heritage Site, currently in the tentative list UNESCO Official Tentative List *Fortifications

alt url address lat 40.963 long 20.637 directions N 8 km, near Hudenisht village content Visit the numerous '''lake side resorts''' along the way (near Hudenisht) by taking a drink and enjoying the calm atmosphere and breath taking views, esp. in winter. * *


hard fighting

Corps (Greece) II Corps advanced in Epirus, and after hard fighting captured Sarandë, Pogradec and Gjirokastër by early December, and Himarë on December 22, occupying practically the entire area of southern Albania known as "Northern Epirus" to the Greeks. A final Greek success was the forcing (Capture of Klisura Pass) of the strategically important and heavily fortified Klisura pass (Këlcyrë) on 10 January by II Corps, followed by the Battle of Trebeshina

Pogradec

'''Pogradec''' is a city in southeastern Albania, situated on the shores of Ohrid lake. It is located in the County of Korçë. The population at the 2011 census was 20,848. 2011 census results The total area of the Pogradec District is 725 km². Pogradec alone occupies about 15 km². This city is surrounded by hills on the southern and western side. The lake is in the eastern and northern side of the city. The highway linking to Tirana, Elbasan and Korçë passes through the city. It is located SE of Elbasan, SW of Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia, N of Korçë and NW of Florina (Florina (city), Greece) in Greece. The name of the town is Slavic (Macedonian language) in origin: Pogradec Po(d) (under beneath) and Gradec (Grad (toponymy)) (city in Bulgarian) and means literally ''"under the city"''. This is a reference to the former Illyrian settlement (Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (Albania)), situated on a hill above Pogradec. It was known as İstarova or İstarye Osmanli Tatarân Teşkilât'i (in Turkish) during Ottoman rule and was bounded to as kaza center in Görice (Korçe) Sanjak of Manastır (Bitola) Vilayet before Balkan Wars. Osman Vilayets (in Turkish)

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