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One of Albania’s larger towns and the country’s second port after Durres. It is the city where Albanian independence was declared on November 28 1912 and was for a short time the capital of Albania. Founded as the ancient Greek colony of Aulon in the 6th century BC it remained important throughout the subsequent 26 centuries. Vlora is home to the port and to a university and is the most important economic and cultural centre in southwestern Albania.


Images from Vlora