Elbasan or Elbasani is a city and a municipality in central Albania. The third largest city in Albania, it is located on the Shkumbin River in the District of Elbasan and the County of Elbasan. The present municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the city Elbasan. The total population is 141,714 (2011 census), in a total area of 872.03 km2. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 78,703. It was called Neokastron (“New Castle”) in Greek, Novigrad (“New City”) in Slavic and Terra Nuova(“New Land”) in Italian. The modern name derives from the Turkish il-basan (“the fortress”).
We are the first Albanian university selected as leader of first work package WP1. It is a pleasure for us to welcome you to our city, well known as one of the biggest leaders of education tradition in Albania.