Vlore was one of the 36 districts in Albania that were dissolved in July 2000 and replaced by 12 new counties. Vlor District was one of them. People lived there in 2001, and it had an area of 1,609 km2 (621 sq mi). It is in the south-west of the country. Vlore was its capital. It is now part of Vlor County: the municipalities of Vlor, Selenic, and Himara are now part of the county, too (partly). It had a Greek minority in its population.
Third-largest city in Albania: Vlore is the capital of Vlor County and Vlor Municipality. It is also the third-largest in the country. Vlore is in the southwest of Albania. It is on the Bay of Vlore and is surrounded by the foothills of the Ceraunian Mountains. A Mediterranean climate is what it has because of the Ceraunian Mountains and the fact that it's close to the Mediterranean Sea.
Vlore was founded as Aulon by Ancient Greeks on the coast of Illyria. At different times, it was taken over by Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Venetians, and Ottomans. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, the Albanians built up both spiritual and intellectual strength for their national consciousness, which led to the Albanian Renaissance at the end of that time. Vlore played a big role in Albanian independence because it was the place where the founders of modern Albania signed the Declaration of Independence on November 28, 1912. Vlor was also the place where they met.
Vlore is one of the most important cities in southern Albania and the region of Labria, which has been known for its culture, traditions, and folklore for a long time. There are three main ways to get to Vlore: the Port of Vlore, a highway called SH8, and a motorway called A2. They all make up the Adriatic?Ionian corridor and the Pan-European Corridor VIII.