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facts in brief

Part of Simon Pinargenti map, 1573
Part of Simon Pinargenti map, 1573

Facts in brief:

Located at head of Vlorë bay; founded as one of the 3 Greek colonies on the Illyrian coast; was strategically important in Roman period, & in wars between Normans & Byzantines in 11th-12th cen.; later seized by Venetians, Serbs, Turks, & in WW II.

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