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Berat (Albanian: [ˈbɛˈɾat]; definite Albanian form: Berati) is the ninth most populous city of Albania and the seat of Berat County and Berat Municipality. By air, it is 71 kilometres (44 miles) north of Gjirokastër, 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Korçë, 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Tirana, and 33 kilometres (21 miles) east of Fier.

It is located in the south of the country. It is surrounded by mountains and hills, including Tomorr on the east which was declared a national park. The river Osum (total length 161 km (100 mi)) runs through the city before it empties into the Seman within the Myzeqe Plain. The municipality of Berat was formed during the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Berat, Otllak, Roshnik, Sinjë, and Velabisht, which became municipal units.

The seat of the municipality is the city of Berat. The total population is 60,031 (2011 census), with a total area of 380.21 km2 (146.80 sq mi). The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 32,606.

This city designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, comprises a unique style of architecture with influences from several civilizations that have managed to coexist for centuries throughout history. Like many cities in Albania, Berat comprises an old fortified city filled with churches and mosques painted with a grandiose wealth of visible murals and frescos. Berat is one of the main cultural centres of the country.

Region: Berat County
Official name: Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
Area Code: (0)11
Municipality density: 160/km (410/sq mi)
Municipality: 60,031
Coordinates: 40°42′N 19°57′E / 40.700°N 19.950°E40.700; 19.950Coordinates:
 40°42′N 19°57′E / 40.700°N 19.950°E40.700; 19.950

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