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Shkodër, Northern Albania
The fifth most populated city in Albania, Shkodër, was the first Albanian city we visited. It is located in the northwestern part of the country, not far from the Montenegrin border, and it is home to Rozafa Castle, one of Albania's biggest and most visited castles. Something very peculiar makes Shkodër a unique city in Albania and Europe. There are no traffic lights. That's correct. In the year of 1995 the population refused to pay for a traffic light tax in the amount of 2000 Lek because the town had no traffic lights. To this day the city remains the only large Albanian city with no traffic lights.