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Ulcinj

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Ulcinj or Ulqin ) is the southernmost town in Montenegro. The town of Ulcinj has a population of 10,707 of which the majority are Albanians. Ulcinj is the centre of Ulcinj Municipality and the centre of the Albanian community in Montenegro. The Day of Ulcinj is held every first Saturday of April. It symbolizes the end of the collection of olives, the output of the sailors at the sea, and the beginning of the tourist season. Ulcinj is founding member of National Assembly of Albanian Municipalities created in 26 November 2012.NameEarly historian Livy (59 BC–AD 17) mentioned it, as did Pliny the Elder (23–79), who mentioned it as Olcinium, its old name Colchinium, "founded by Colchis" (Olchinium quod antea Colchinium dictum est a Colchis conditum). Ptolemy (90–168) mentions the city as Greek Oulkinion (Ουλκίνιον). The name, through Late (Vulgar) Roman, became Slavic Ulcinj, and.The etymological origin of the toponym is unclear. Austrian geographer Wilhelm Tomaschek (1841–1901), in 1880, connected it to the Albanian word ulk and ulkise, meaning "wolf" and "she-wolf", later supported by Albanian linguist Eqrem Çabej in 1974.GeographyNeighbourhoodsÇarshia, is a neighborhood and town centre which connects the old and new parts . In 2009 it was reconstructed, with the asphalt being changed into sett and the water and electrical system were changed. The neighbourhood has some 200 shops. It has an oriental atmosphere. The are two mosques located in this area, the Namazgjahu Mosque and Kryepazari Mosque.
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