Berat City

Berati, description

Berat   is a town of about 65,000 inhabitants and one of the two municipalities  Berat District that is part of  Berat region  .Berat lands, according to archaeologists have been inhabited by civilized people from the VII century BC. The city inherited from the past a long string of rich historical value, cultural, ethnographic, architectural and beliefs, such that pose a significant potential for tourism.

Historical and tourcistic places in Berat:

  • Berati Castle
  • Gorica Bridge
  • Church/es of Berati
  • National Park in Mount Tomorr


Geographic Scope
The City of Berat is initially set up as a fortress on the rocky hill with height 187 m above sea level, on the right side of the river Osumi , before you go out on the field this Myzeqe, the largest of Albania. Circle of Berat lies in the Central Mountainous Region Southwest partly in Lowland Albania, at coordinates: latitude: North 40 degrees 52’24 “South 40 degrees 29’30” (city 40 degrees 41’06 “); longitude: east 20 degrees 10’51 “West 19 degrees 44’30” (city 19 degrees 56’40 “). The district covers an area of 953.6 square kilometers (1.6 square km city).

The climate of the district is typically Mediterranean, with annual average temperature 15.9 degrees C. The average temperature of the coldest month is 7.2 degrees C and it’s hotter months 28.2 degrees C. Lower absolute temperature was –12.2 degrees C and a maximum of 47.1 degrees C. The mean annual precipitation is 928 mm, mainly in the winter months. The City of Portland is well ventilated and the air is cleaner thanks to the greenery within the city and surrounding hills. Agricultural lands are mostly ash-brown, with distribution: 36% in area, 38% in hilly and mountainous area 26%.


Berat was the rare cities where life began in deep antiquity without being interrupted and continues until today. Two hammers stone dating to the beginning of life before the Bronze Age (2600-1800 BC). Archaeological evidence shows that the century. VII-VI BC Here is a township developed paraqytetar, with its pottery workshops and differentiated social life. In the margins of legend and history, this residence is said to have been the ancient Orestiada, so called because there lived a tribe of Pelasgians, Orestai, the first of which was Oresti, son of Agamemnon. The city was founded on genuine 313-310 BC as the castle town of Dasaretisë, called Antipatrea by Cassandra King in memory of General Viceroy of Alexander the Great. This is the first name of the city. After the Roman conquest in the first century. BC II he called them Albanorum Oppidum (Arbërve Fortress). In the century.V, under the Byzantine Empire, was reinforced and changed his name to Pulheriopolis (beautiful city). The Bulgarians occupied century. IX, was named Belgrad (white city) – Berat today.