Delvina (Albanian also Delvinë) a town is in the southern Albania, 16 km northeast of Saranda lain. Delvina is principal place of the of the same name Circle. Delvina has since 1990 at least one third of its citizens lost and has today still 4.200 inhabitants (estimation 2004).
The city is because of a mountain-slope on 200 m height. It has a mosque and an orthodox church. On close convenient mountain are the remainders of a medieval castle. In the level underneath the city is the antique Phoinike.
In the district Delvina lives a small Greek minority,many the young in particular, emigrated in Greece the last years. The whole district suffers from this population decrease.
Beside the state it hardly gives employer. Also of boom-end Tourism in Saranda Delvina could not profit yet directly...
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