Fier County: Fier, Lushnjė, Ballsh, Patos, Albania, Roskovec, Divjakė, Fratar, Ngraēan, Kutė, Dėrmenas, Gradishtė, Tėrbuf, Portėz, Greshicė

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Chapters: Fier, Lushnj, Ballsh, Patos, Albania, Roskovec, Divjak, Fratar, Ngra an, Kut, D rmenas, Gradisht, T rbuf, Port z, Greshic, Aranitas, Qend r, Mallakast r, Selit, Mallakast r, Hekal, Fier-Shegan, Bubullim, Karbunar, Hysgjokaj, Kolonj, Lushnj, Libofsh, Ballagat, Grabian, Mbrostar, Zharr z, Krutje, Rremas, Allkaj, Ruzhdie, Frakull, Topoj, Qend r, Fier, Golem, Lushnj, Kurjan, Cakran, Dushk, Kuman, Albania, Strum, Albania, Levan, Albania, Fier District, Lushnj District, Mallakast r District, orrush. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 109. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Fier - The history of Fier is bound up with that of the oil, gas and bitumen deposits nearby. It was founded by the Vrioni family, beys of Berat, as a market town in the 18th century. The presence of asphalt and burning escapes of natural gas in the vicinity was recorded as early as the 1st century AD. Dioscorides, in Materia Medica, describes lumps of bitumen in the adjacent river Seman, and the concentrated pitch on the banks of the Vjos river, Strabo, writing in about A.D 17th states: " On the territory of the people of Apolonia in Illlyria there is what is called a nymphaeum. It is a rock which emits fire. Below it are springs flowing with hot water and asphalt... the asphalt is dug out of a neighboring hill: the parts excavated are replaced by fresh earth, which in time is converted to asphalt." slm Fier is an important industrial city and is built by the Gjanica tributary of the Seman river, and is surrounded by marshland. With nearby Patos town, it is the centre of the oil, bitumen and chemical industries in Albania. Fier is a convenient place to stay to visit the major Classical sites at nearby Byllis and Apolonia. The population is mixed Orthodox and Muslim (typical of southern Albanian ...More: http: //

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