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Puka (Town, Albania)


Last modified: 2009-02-28 by ivan sache
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Presentation of Puka

The town of Puka (or Pukë; 6,495 inhabitants in 2005), located 30 km east of Shkodra, is the capital of a district in northern Albania (1,034 sq. km; 34,000 inhabitants in 2004). It was known in the antiquity as Epicaria. The poet Migjeni (1911-1938), from Shkodra, stayed there for a while during his short life.

Ivan Sache, 16 April 2006

Flag of Puka

A photography published on the website of the Presidency of the Republic, captioned "President Moisiu in a meeting in the Town Hall of Puka", shows the national flag and emblem of Albania and (most probably) the municipal flag of Puka. The flag is vertically divided green-red with in the middle a square light blue panel charged with a white bird (definitively not the Albanian eagle).

Ivan Sache & Olivier Touzeau, 16 April 2006