|Subdivisions||11 Municipal Units|
|• Mayor||Erion Veliaj (PS)|
|• Government||City Council|
|• Municipality||41.8 km2 (16.1 sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)|
|Elevation||110 m (360 ft)|
|• Density||10,553/km2 (27,330/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||14,746/km2 (38,190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+355 4|
Tirana (Albanian: Tiranë or Tirana) is the capital city of Republic of Albania. It is the largest city in that country. According to 2011 census, the population of the city was 621,286 people. Other people think there may be up to 1 million people who live in the city. Tirana was founded in 1614. It became Albania's capital city in 1920.
The origin of the city name is unknown. According to one of the versions, its name comes from Tyrkanos Castle, which was near the current location of Tirana.
References and notes[change | change source]
- "Bashkia Tiranë". tirana.al. Retrieved 2022-07-31.
- "Population and Housing Census in Albania" (PDF). Institute of Statistics of Albania. 2011.
- (in Albanian) Kodi postar Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine Posta Shqiptare. www.postashqiptare.al. Retrieved on 13 November 2008
- Bashkia Tiranë - Tirana – Short Story