Pjetër Meshkalla Institute
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The school “Atë Pjetër Meshkalla”, which is run by the Jesuits, is situated in Rruga e Jesuiteve 4001 in the city of Shkoder, just 100 mt. from the city hall and 300 mt .from St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Shkoder is the administrative center of the county of the same name and is the biggest city in northern Albania; it is the traditional center of Albanian culture, an important hydrographic and traffic node, as well as the main railroad junction to Montenegro and Europe.

The municipality of Shkoder shares an eastern border with the counties of Tropoje and Puke, a southern border with the county of Lezha, a western border with Montenegro and a northern border with the municipalities of Malesia and Madhe.

The population is 185,794  in an area of 2,528 sq km. The city is situated 16 mt above the sea level, and was founded in the fourth century B.C. by the Labeati tribe under the kingdom of king Gent around the castle of “Rozafa”.

The county is mainly mountainous, with a part situated on hills or on level ground. The highest point of the county is Rahodima (2.570 mt), but there are also smaller mounts like Tarabosh (595 mt), Bushat, Berdice,  Kakarriq,  Rrence and Tepe. The valleys of Shale,  Kir, Perroite Thateare among the most beautiful valleys of the county. The only navigable river in Albania is the Buna, which streams from the lake of Shkoder and is 44 km long. 1.5 km far from its fount the Buna joins the river Drin; it flows into the Adriatic sea, providing the city with an access to the sea. The Drin is the longest river in this area and it is the most important river for the economy of Shkoder and all Albania. Three artificial lakes were created along the river Drin: the lakes of VauDejes, of Koman and of Shtodit. To the east of the city lies the lake of Shkoder with a total surface of 368 sq km, of which 149 belong to Albania while the other 219 belong to Montenegro. Just 32 kmfrom the city of Shkoder, on the Adriatic sea, lies the beach of Velipoja.

Shkoder stands out among the other cities thanks to a peculiar architecture. The castle of Rozafa is the most ancient monument, since it was built in the fifth and the fourth century B.C. between the rivers Drin and Buna. The city boasts another precious landmark, an English clock dating back to the nineteenth century; the St Francis church in Gjuhadol, the Lead Mosque, the Cathedral and the Orthodox church are also worth mentioning.

Shkoder is the city of culture, knowledge, art, music and sport.



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