Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores of the Ohtid lake. The lake is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes. It is located in the County of Korca.
This city is surrounded by hills on the southern and western side. The lake is in the eastern and northern side of the city. The highway linking to Tirana, Elbasan and Korce passes through the city. It is located southeast of Elbasan, southwest of Ohtid in North Macedonia, north of Korce and northwest of Florina in Greece.
It was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former Buçimas, Cërravë, Dardhas, Proptisht, Trebinjë, Udenisht and Velçan, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Pogradec. Pogradec alone occupies about 15 km².