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Pogon, Albania

For other uses, see Pogon.
Pogon
Municipality
Pogon
Pogon

Coordinates: 40°8′N 20°21′E / 40.133°N 20.350°E / 40.133; 20.350Coordinates: 40°8′N 20°21′E / 40.133°N 20.350°E / 40.133; 20.350

Country  Albania
County Gjirokastër County
District Gjirokastër District
Area
 • Total 177.6 km2 (68.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 2,643
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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Pogon (Greek: Κάτω Πωγώνι, Kato Pogoni) is a municipality in the Gjirokastër District, Gjirokastër County, southern Albania.[1] It consists of seven villages: Poliçan, Skore, Hllomo, Sopik, Mavrojer, Çatistë and Selckë, of which Poliçan is the administrative center.[2] Selckë is part of a wider region of Lunxhëria, inhabited by Albanian orthodox population, while the rest of the towns belong to the Greek minority zone.[3] Greek is widely spoken in the villages.[4]

Historically each village of Pogon has its own variation of traditional costumes and dresses.[4] The area is part of Pogoni, a region that also includes parts of nearby Pogoni on the Greek side of the border.

In 15th century Pogon came under Ottoman rule and became part of the Sanjak of Ioannina.[5] As part of Albania, the municipality is part of the recognized Greek Minority Zone.[6]

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