Kokonozi Mosque

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Kokonozi Mosque
Xhamia e Mahmut Agë Kokonozit
Pazari i Ri, Tirana Albania 2017.jpg
AffiliationSunni Islam
LocationTirana, Central Albania, Albania
Geographic coordinates41°19′48.5″N 19°49′30″E / 41.330139°N 19.82500°E / 41.330139; 19.82500Coordinates: 41°19′48.5″N 19°49′30″E / 41.330139°N 19.82500°E / 41.330139; 19.82500

The Mosque of Mahmud Agha Kokonozi (Albanian: Xhamia e Mahmut Agë Kokonozit) or New Bazaar Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e Pazarit të Ri) is a mosque in Tirana, Central Albania, Albania. It is an Ottoman-era mosque built in 1750 and one of the few mosques that survived the communist dictatorship under the Hoxhaist regime.

In 1966, the Kokonozi Mosque was closed and transformed into a food storehouse, and later it was used as a tobacco store. The Kokonozi mosque was reopened on February 18, 1991.

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