Erseka (Albanian also Ersekë) is a town in the southeast of Albania with approximately 8,000 inhabitants (estimation 2006). The place lies in a Hochebene between the Osum river and the mountain Gramos (2,520 m) on approximately 1,020 M. Erseka is principal place of the circle Kolonja.

At the osmanischen time Erseka was a small market town. During communism locally food and alcohol manufacturing plants and the local administration were established, so that Erseka developed to the local center. There are a museum, a hotel and various services enterprises.

Erseka is very remotely because of the landschaftlich delightful road from Tepelena over Përmet and Leskovik to Korça, which connects of Albania southwest with the southeast. To Korça there is 45 km.


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