About Shkodra

Basic data

  • Founded in the IV B.C
  • Centre of the Region
  • Population of Municipality: 204 954 inhabitants
  • Administrative units: 11- Shkodër, Ana e Malit, Bërdicë, Dajç, Guri i Zi, Postribë, Pult, Rrethinat, Shalë, Shosh dhe Velipojë.
  • City of Shkodra: 114 085 inhabitants
  • Name of inhabitants: Shkodran
  • Area Code: +355(0)2224
  • Language: Gegh dialect of Albanian
  • Foreign spoken languages: English; Italian; French; German;
  • Religion: Shkodra is the symbol of religion harmony. It is the center of Roman Catholicism of Albania, a strong community of Muslims (almost all of them Sunni) and Orthodox Christians, who form the third group.

Structure of the economy

Agriculture 35% Wheat, maize, vegetable garden, potatoes, pasture, olives.

  • Industry 14 % Textile-clothes, footwear, wood, etc.
  • Building 10 % Building materials, mechanical carpentry
  • Services 41 % Restaurant, transport-communication, trading, distribution networks


  • Drini River- the longest in the country (335 km of which 285 km flows within Albania)
  • Buna River(41 km) – the only navigable river in Albania;
  • Kiri river, which flows south of the north Albanian Alps and enters a distributary of Drini and Buna.
  • Shala River springs from Albanian Alps (37 km)


  • Shkodra Lake – the largest lake in Balkan Peninsula (370 to 520 km2

National Parks:

  • Thethi National Park (2630 Ha)