About Kukes

Kukës is a town in Albania located in the northeastern part of the country, close to the border point with Kosovo. It has a population of about 16,000 (2003 est) and is also the center of the district with the same name. The town is set among the mountains of northern Albania and is famous for its role in the Kosovo conflict for taking in 450,000 refugees from Kosovo.  This led, in 2000, to it becoming the first ever town to be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. The town was relocated as part of a hydroelectric scheme. The old Kukës was submerged beneath an artificial lake in...

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