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Municipality and City
View of Berat from city's fortress
Motto: Qyteti i një mijë e një dritareve (City of one thousand and one windows)
Coordinates: 40°42′N 19°57′E / 40.7°N 19.95°E / 40.7; 19.95Coordinates: 40°42′N 19°57′E / 40.7°N 19.95°E / 40.7; 19.95
Country  Albania
County Berat County
District Berat District
Founded 4th Century BC
 • Mayor Fadil Nasufi (PS)
 • Total 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 125,830
 • Density 103.17/km2 (267.2/sq mi)
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5001-5006
Area code(s) 032

Berat is a town in south-central Albania. It is the capital of both the District of Berat and the larger County of Berat. About 71,000 people live here.[1] Berat is on the right bank of the river Osum.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Instat of Albania (2009). "Population by towns" (in Albanian). Institute of Statistics of Albania. Retrieved 19 August 2010.