is about 60 km (2 hours drive) from Sarande. It is the place of birth
of Enver Hoxa, the former dictator and ha about 30.000 inhabitants.
The city is declared as "Museum City ".
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|Important people from Gjirokaster|
|Ismail Kadaré||Musine Kokalari||Eqrem Cabej|
|The old part of the city is nominated to be put on the Worls Heritage List of UNESCO|
castle of Gjirokaster in which the National Museum of Weapons is situated.
In the castle the Festival of Balkan Theater is held every 5 years.
|View of the city|