After the country split into 36 districts in 2000, Berat was one of them. The district was replaced by 12 new counties. It had a population of 128,410 people in 2001, and an area of 915 km2 in 2001. (353 sq mi). A city called Berat used to be its capital. It's in the middle of the country. Another big city in this district was Ura Vajgurore. Now, Berat County has a part of its land: Berat, Dimal, Polican, and Kucov are all cities in the county (partly).
When Sejfi Protopapa was a Balli Kombtar leader, this was where he was born too.
Berat is the ninth-largest city in Albania. It is also the capital of Berat County and Berat Municipality, which are both in the country. 71 kilometres (44 miles) north of Gjirokastr, 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Korc, 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Tirana, and 33 kilometres (21 miles) east of Fier are some of the places it is by air.
The city of Berat is in the southern part of the country. A national park called Tomorr is on the east, and there are many other mountains and hills around the city, too. The river Osum, which has a total length of 161 km (100 miles), runs through the city. It then flows into the Seman in the Myzeqe Plain. At the 2015 local government reform, the municipalities of Berat, Otllak, Roshnik, Sinj, and Velabisht were combined into one new municipality called Berat. This new municipality was called Berat. Town hall: The town hall is in the city of Berat. In the 2011 census, there were 60,031 people living in 380.21 km2 of land (146.80 sq mi). At the 2011 census, the population of the old town was 32,606.
Berat, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, has a unique style of architecture that comes from a lot of different cultures that have lived together for a long time. As in many cities in Albania, the old city of Berat is filled with churches and mosques that have been painted with a huge amount of visible murals and frescoes that can be seen from the outside. When it comes to art and culture, Berat is a big city in the country.
The name Berat comes from the Old Slavonic Blgrad (????) or Belgrad / Beligrad (????? / ??????), which means "White City."
A lot of people think it was the site of the ancient city Antipatreia, which means "City of Antipater" in Greek and Latin. During the early Byzantine Empire, the town was known as Pulcheriopolis, which meant "City of Pulcheria," in Greek. It was written down in Medieval Latin as Belogradum, Bellegradum, in Turkish as Belgrad, in Italian as Belgrado, and in Greek as B, Bellegrada. It was also written down in Greek as B. In the Republic of Venice, the city was called Belgrado di Romania, or "Rumelian Belgrade." In the Ottoman Empire, it was called Belgrad-i Arnavud, or "Albanian Belgrade," to make it clear that it was different from Belgrade.