Based on LAW Nr. 139/2015 FOR LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT The county is a unit of the second level of local self-government.
The region represents an administrative-territorial unit, consisting of several municipalities with geographical, traditional, economic, social connections and common interests. The regional borders match with those of municipalities that compose it. The center of the regions is located in one of the municipalities territories.
The representative body of the region in the regional Council. The executive functions are performed by the Chairman and the Regional Council Headship. The representative body of the region is formed by the representatives from the elected bodies of the municipalities based on the Albanian Constitution and in Chapter XIII of the law 139/2015. The main role of the county is the implementation and the harmonization of the regional policies and strategies at the regional level.
The region of Vlore is one of the 12 regions in Albania established as a unit of the local government in November 2000. It is comprised of 7 municipalities : Vlorë, Himarë, Sarandë, Delvinë, Finiq, Konispol and Selenicë. The regional capital is city of Vlore. The region of Vlore is located in the southeast part of Albania ; it is wetted by two seas: the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea.
Total surface: 2706 km 2
Population: 189.039 people
Coastline length: 244 km
National borders: Fier region in North and Gjirokaster region in South
International Borders: Greece in South East and Italy in West
Vlora region is a collection of cultural traditions, which are the expression of an ethno-cultural area known as Labëri. The territory of Vlora region has a series of touristic attractions such as: the cultural heritage with archeological objects from the time of the Illyrians and the Greco-Roman period, with sacred religious sites, with castles and traditional villages as well as with intangible heritage such as: iso-polyphony, folk music, ethnography, artisan, crafts etc.;the natural values of landscape that are rich in mountains, valleys, seas, wetlands;the characteristic agri-food products such as olive oil, citrus, cheese, honey, and traditional cuisine;the hospitality, as part of the distinctive feature of Albanians