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Lezhë

Lezha
City
Lezhë seen from Lezhë Castle hill
Lezhë seen from Lezhë Castle hill
Coat of arms of Lezhë
Coat of arms
Country Albania
County Lezhë County
District Lezhë District
Founded 26.07.1992
Government
 • Type Municipality (Bashki)
Population
 (2009)
 • Urban
31,000
 • Metro
10,200
 • Metro density 222.26/km2 (575.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4501-4502
Area code(s) 0215
Car Plates LE
Website lezha.eu

Lezhë is a city in northwest Albania. It is the capital of Lezhë District and Lezhë County. About 27,500 people live here.

The city was formed around 385 BC as a Greek colony by the name of Lissos.

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