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DIBRA (Slay. Debra)

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 176 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DIBRA (Slay. Debra), the capital of a sanjak bearing the same name, in the vilayet of Monastir, eastern Albania, Turkey. Pop. (1900) about 15,000. Dibra occupies a valley enclosed by mountains, and watered by the Tsrni Drin and Radika rivers, which meet 3 m. S. It is a fortified city, and the only episcopal see of the Bulgarian exarchate in Albania; most of the inhabit-ants are Albanians, but there is a strong Bulgarian colony. The local trade is almost entirely agricultural.
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