Berat is the ninth largest city by population of the Republic of Albania . The city is the capital of the surrounding Berat Country, one of 12 constituent counties of the country. By air, it is 71 kilometres (44 miles) north of Gjirokaster, 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Korce, 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Tirana and 33 kilometres (21 miles) east of Fier.
Berat is located in the south of the country, 120 km south of Tirana. It is surrounded by mountains and hills including Tomorr on the east that was declared a national park. The river Osum (total length 161 km (100 mi)) runs through the city before it empties into the Seman within the Myzeqe Plain. The municipality of Berat was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Berat, Otollak ,Roshnik,Sinje,Velabisht , that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the city Berat. The total population is 60,031 (2011 census), in a total area of 380.21 km2 (146.80 sq mi). The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 32,606.