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Avlona

Avlona, or Valona (Gk. Aulon), a port in Albania, Turkey in Europe, on the gulf of the same name, which opens into the Adriatic. It is unhealthy owing to the proximity of marshes, but it enjoys a considerable trade with the coast and with Brindisi, and is a port or call for the Austrian steamers. Tortoise-shells, and Valonia, a product of the oak for tanning, are largely exported.