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Vermosh is located in Kelmend municipality and is the northernmost village of  Albania. It became part of Malesia e Madhe municipality at 2015 after the local government reform. The village lies in a valley of the Albanian Apls, along a river with the same name. Vermoshi extends around the 100 kilometers (62 miles) of the Vermosh river. It is part of Bjeshkët e Namuna ("Accursed Mountains") or Albanian Alps, a mountain range in Northern Albania that extends to western Kosovo  and Eastern Montenegro and the highest point of which, Maja Jezerve lies 18.8 kilometers (12 miles) south of Vermosh, in the National Park of Thethi and Valbona.  

This locality serves as an entry point for international tourists coming from Montenegro. It is characterized by the typical architecture of the Kelmendi Highlands. The dwellings are scattered and there is currently no consolidated settlement center. The site has natural resources as well as traces of historical events. Preserving natural and cultural values is primary for this area. The area has high environmental values and interventions should be well oriented in their protection.

Vermosh, according to folklore, was founded by three brothers Seli, Vuli and Nili and they are eponymous to the villages of Selca, Vukli and Nikci.

Most of the families living there originate from Selca , 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) south of Vermosh. In the 19th century, some Muslim Albanian families had settled from Gusinje and Pec.  

The regional economy is based mainly on agriculture, immigrant remittances and tourism.

Some of the numerous opportunities that this areas offers are: Outdoor hiking and mountaineering tourism (hiking, trekking); Tourism of parks and protected areas; (visits to nature monuments - geo-monuments, waterfalls, canyons, forests, rivers, streams, caves, green corridors; picnics; skiing, sleds, etc.); Agrotourism / Tourism of agricultural farms; (visits to agricultural, livestock and dairy farms; tasting of local products; participation in farm activities; harvesting of local agricultural products); Tourism of gastronomy and local products; (Attending bars and restaurants with local foods and drinks; buying local products; learning local specialty processing and preparation processes, etc.

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