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Krujë in the region of Durrës with it's 21,286 residents is a place located in Albania - some 13 mi (or 20 km) North of Tirana, the country's capital.

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Local time in Krujë is now 04:58 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Tirane" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Sofia, Peshkopi, Skopje, Prizren, Pristina or Novi Sad. While being here, you might want to check out as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Në gjurmët e Albanopolis-it të lasht...

04:46 min ( April 10, 2012 by ATSH ATA)
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Realize: Edmond Prifti Soundtrack it's not my propriety. Schiller - Leben.I feel you (Instrumental Version) Coordinates: 41°2831N 19°4635E / °N °E / ; Albanopolis ( Zgërdhesh) Albanopolis lies on...

Albánie 2009

07:58 min ( August 12, 2009 by vcelda75)
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Město Skadar a Kruja


Travelling through Albania

00:44 min ( August 30, 2009 by buzo58)
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Driving on the Tirana Shkodër highway

Albania 2008

04:24 min ( June 05, 2008 by Łukasz Ireneusz Laskowski)
Views: 2,856 - Rating: 4.875/5

The Trip on Balcan Peninsula 2008


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Interesting facts about this location

Krujë Castle

The Krujë castle (Albanian: Kalaja e Krujës) is a castle in the city of Krujë, Albania and the center of Skanderbeg's battle against the Ottoman Turks. The castle withstood three massive sieges from the Turks, with garrisons usually no larger than 2,000-3,000 men. Mehmed II "The Conqueror" himself could not break the castle's small defenses. Today it is a center of tourism in Albania, and a source of inspiration to Albanians.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 41.51, 19.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Durrës, Castles in Albania

Siege of Krujë (1450)

The First Siege of Krujë occurred in 1450 when an Ottoman army of approximately 100,000 men laid siege to Krujë in Albania. The League of Lezhë, led by Skanderbeg, suffered to low morale after the losses of Svetigrad and Berat in 1448-1450. Nevertheless, Skanderbeg's exhortations and the support of the clergy, who claimed to have had visions of angels and victory, gave the Albanian warriors the morale to defend the capital of the League, Krujë, at all costs.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 41.51, 19.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1450 in Albania, 15th century in the Ottoman Empire, Battles involving Albania, Conflicts in 1450, Military history of Albania, Sieges involving the Ottoman Empire, Skanderbeg

Krujë

Krujë is a town in north central Albania and the capital of the municipality and the Krujë District. It has a population of about 15,900. Located between Mount Krujë and the Ishëm River, the city is only 20 km from the capital of Albania, Tirana. Inhabited by the Illyrian tribe of the Albani, in 1190 Krujë became the capital of the first autonomous Albanian state in the middle ages, the Principality of Arbër.

More reading: Krujë homepage
Located at 41.51, 19.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Gegëri, Illyrian cities, Populated places in Durrës County

Siege of Krujë (1467)

The Third Siege of Krujë by the Ottoman Empire occurred in 1467 at Krujë in Albania. The destruction of Ballaban Pasha's army and the siege of Elbasan during the previous siege of Krujë forced Mehmed II to attack Skanderbeg in the summer of 1467. Skanderbeg retreated to the mountains while Ottoman grand vizier Mahmud Pasha Angelović pursued him but Skanderbeg succeeded in fleeing to the coast.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 41.51, 19.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1467 in Albania, Battles involving Albania, Battles of Mehmed the Conqueror, Conflicts in 1467, Military history of Albania, Sieges involving the Ottoman Empire, Skanderbeg

Krujë District

The District of Krujë (Albanian: Rrethi i Krujës) is one of the thirty-six districts of Albania, part of Durrës County. It has a population of 67,698 (2010 estimate), and an area of 333 km². It is in the centre of the country, and its capital is Krujë. The district consists of the following municipalities: Bubq Cudhi Fushë-Krujë Kodër-Thumanë Krujë Nikël Hasan

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Located at 41.51, 19.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Albania, Durrës County

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