Berat is a city and a municipality located in south-central Albania, and the capital of the County of Berat and also one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. In July 2008, the old town called Mangalem district, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Berat, Otllak, Roshnik, Sinjë and 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 379.98 km2 (146.71 sq mi). The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 32,606.