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The District of Mat
is one of the thirty-six districts of Albania
, part of Dibër County
The County of Dibër is one of the 12 counties of Albania. It consists of the districts Bulqizë, Dibër, and Mat and its capital is Peshkopi.Dibër is known for its resistance against the Turks. Historical Dibër included parts of Albania and Macedonia...
. It is named after the Mat River
The Mat is a river in northern Albania. Its source is near Martanesh, in the Bulqizë District. It flows west towards the Mat District, which takes it name from the river, and northwest through the towns Klos and Burrel. About downstream from Burrel it flows into a large reservoir...
, that flows through the district. It has a population of 48,803 (2010 estimate), and an area of 1,029 km². Its capital is Burrel
Burrel is a city in northern Albania, 91 km from Tirana. It is the centre of the District of Mat.The city's population is 15,539 . Burrel is one of the largest districts in Albania. It is also known among Albanians as the "Land of Kings", as Gjon Kastrioti, the father of George Kastrioti,...
. The district consists of the following municipalities:
Baz is a municipality in the Mat District, Dibër County, northern Albania....
Gurrë is a commune in the Mat District, Dibër County, northern Albania....
Klos may refer to:*Klos, Mat, a town in Albania*Klos, Elbasan, a village in Albania*Kłos, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, a village in Poland*KLOS, a radio station in California...
Komsi is a municipality in the Mat District, Dibër County, northern Albania....
Lis is a municipality in the Mat District, Dibër County, northern Albania....
Ulëz is a municipality in the Mat District, Dibër County, northern Albania....
- Zog of Albania
Zog I, Skanderbeg III of the Albanians , born Ahmet Muhtar Bey Zogolli, was King of the Albanians from 1928 to 1939. He was previously Prime Minister of Albania and President of Albania .-Background and early political career:...
, King of the Albanians
- Tarhoncu Ahmed Pasha, Grand Vizier
Grand Vizier, in Turkish Vezir-i Azam or Sadr-ı Azam , deriving from the Arabic word vizier , was the greatest minister of the Sultan, with absolute power of attorney and, in principle, dismissable only by the Sultan himself...
of the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman EmpireIt was usually referred to as the "Ottoman Empire", the "Turkish Empire", the "Ottoman Caliphate" or more commonly "Turkey" by its contemporaries...