Mat District

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Mat District (Albanian: Rrethi i Matit) was one of the thirty-six districts of Albania (which were dissolved in 2000). It had a population of 61,906 in 2001, and an area of 1,028 km². It was named after the river Mat, that flows through the district. Its capital was Burrel. Its territory is now part of Dibër County: the municipalities of Mat and Klos.

Administrative divisions

The district consisted of the following municipalities:


In ancient times was a illyrian tribe name pirusia they also have been famous for their bravery and They proof this in wars against roman empire in arm of dardania At the beginning of the 15th century the Lord of Matja was Gjon Kastrioti, father of Skanderbeg. When Skanderbeg began his rebellion against Ottomans he also became the lord of Mat and some other territories as well. A synod of Catholic archdiocese was held in Matja in 1462 by Pal Egnelli known for his baptismal formula.

Notable locals

Zog of Albania, King of the Albanians Tarhoncu Ahmed Pasha, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire

Hereditary Governors

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