Vlora Municipality

The typical dialect, culture and traditions easily distinguish Vlora people from the rest of Alabamians, who are famous also for their hot temper, humour and good taste. The inhabitants of this region are hospitable, communicative, and warm with a pure spiritual world. Maybe, the nature has established as nowhere else equilibrium between the mountain, sea and green areas, directly influencing the character of its people. Vlore city is located in the center of Vlore bay, which is 19km. long and 16km. wide. It starts in the north with the cape of Triport and ends in the west with the cape of Gjuheza in Karaburun.

Between two capes is located the Sazan island, which looks as a welcome presents, and has recently become a preferred destination for tourists, due to its enigmatic history. From the land, it is surrounded by high rocky mountains really narrowing the field coast zone. In the south of the bay is the Dukat field, which borders the mountains, sea and lagoon of Pashaliman (Orikum).

The land in the west of the bay is bordered by the sea, whereas the north and east is surrounded by the range of Shashica hills, which in the north meet the lagoon of Narta. Vlore city has a very favourable geographical position which goes directly to the sea with a natural protection from mountainous range. It has a favourable position due to location in the middle of land, sea and air roads, inside and outside the country. Vlore city is 147km off the capital city, Tirana and 72km from Italy (Otranto Channel) and 77 miles from Corfu Island, Greece. Conditions for sailing and harbouring in Vlore bay are very good. The Bay easily communicates with centres of other Albanian regions, because since antiquity a series of important transport roads used to pass here.

Vlore is well-known for numerous nature resources, rich biodiversity and ecological corridors. In the eastern part of the Bay, in front of Uje i Ftohte is located the Vlore harbour. A yacht port, with a capacity of 600 yachts, is built here hoping to generate incomes from tourism. Vlore is called Aulona in antiquity and is mentioned in the writings of ancient historians. In the centre of the city stands a high bronze massive part of a 17m high sculptural complex, inaugurated on 28 November 1972 on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Independence of the Albanian State. A combination of these historical, archaeological and natural values with wonderful beaches and sea in the vicinity of the clean coast with a great climate, including the opportunity for construction of tourist centers, where will be concentrated such activities such as water sports or fishing that will turn into a great potential for tourist and entertainment development.

Vlore city has a rich natural potential for development of agriculture and animal farming guarantying a perspective for this sector. Incentives for these sectors are the direct needs of the population as well as boosting of tourism, especially in the coastal areas. Entire Vlore coastline has a climate with maritime winds that ease the heat of the summer. Vlore city has a very favourable climate for cultivation of all types of agriculture cultures (vineyards, citrus, olive yard, agrarian cultures, etc).

Establishment of olive-culture covers a bigger specific weight in the entire country, together with citrus and vineyard.