Our mother did not want to live in Macedonia, so we stayed in Elbasan.
In the north, from the Drin River to the vicinity of Elbasan, it constitutes an area about twenty miles wide.
It averages less than ten miles deep but widens to about thirty miles in the Elbasan area.
There is difficult terrain between Tirana and Elbasan and, although only about 20 miles apart, they are connected via Durres only.
Centers for inland mountain valley or upland basin communities are Berat, Elbasan, and Korce.
In 1909, to meet the demands for teachers able to teach in the native tongue, a normal school was inaugurated in Elbasan.