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Municipality and City
Coat of arms of Vlorë
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Qyteti i Pavarësisë (City of Independence)
Motto: Përherë kuqezi (Always Red and Black)
Country  Albania
County Vlorë County
District Vlorë District
Founded 6th century BC
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality and City 79,948
 • Metro 184,279
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9401-9405
Area code(s) 033

Vlorë is one of the biggest towns and the second largest port city of Albania. There are 79,948 people who live here. It is on the Adriatic Sea, almost surrounded by mountains.

Vlorë is where the Albanian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on November 28, 1912. The city was for a short time the capital of Albania.

Vlora is one of the oldest cities of Albania. It was formed by Ancient Greeks in the 6th century BC.

The University of Vlora is the second largest in Albania.

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