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Durres

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Durres-the ancient city in Albania. It is an economically significant point of the country. The city is disposed 33 kilometers to the west-part of Tiranа. Duress was founded in 627 BC. e. by greeks and was named Epidamus. In I-II centers BC. Duress was a main port and trading center-point on the Via Egnatiа trade route, between Rome and Byzаntium. Later the town was known as Durratsium and became a strategic point of the Roman Empire. It is the only city in the Balkans, which was visited by the Apоstle Paul, who preached there about Christ and ordained the first bishop. A long time Durres was belonged to the Venetians, and in the end of 10-ies of XX century it was briefly the capital of Albaniа.

For a long time the city was a major port on the Adriаtic sea. There begins a very important road-the Via Egnatiа, which led to the Constаntinople. In Durrеs are many monuments of the Roman era. Most tours start from the Archeological Museum, which comes out its walls on the embankment near the port. Behind the museum are the walls of Byzаntine city of VI-th century, which were built after the invasion of the Visigoths in 481 AD. e. which were also reinforced round Venetian towers in the XIV-th c. Roman amphitheater, built between the I-st and II-nd century BC. e., still looks impressive and is constantly on the sun-drenched hillside inside the walls.

Old Palace of King Ahmet Zog is located on a hilltop near the amphitheater. Before it there is stand a statue of the founder of the country- Scanderbeg. It is also interesting to explore Madhya Mosque, which was built in 1993 on the money of Egyptians.

Not far from Durres is the famous resort the Durres-Beach, which is known for its clear-sandy beaches and warm sea water.                           

Country Albania
International title Durres
Population 122,034 people
Timezone Europe/Tirane
State Qarku i Durresit
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 41.32306 x Longitude: 19.44139

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