Tirana

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Tirana
Tiranë
Municipality

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Tirana is located in Albania
Tirana
Location of Tirana in Albania
Coordinates: 41°19′48″N 19°49′12″E / 41.33°N 19.82°E / 41.33; 19.82Coordinates: 41°19′48″N 19°49′12″E / 41.33°N 19.82°E / 41.33; 19.82
Country  Albania
County Qarku Tiranë.svg Tirana
Founded 1614
Subdivisions 11 Municipal Units
Government
 • Mayor Lulzim Basha (PD)[1]
 • Government City Council
Area
 • Municipality 41.8 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Municipality 621,286
 • Density 10,553/km2 (27,330/sq mi)
 • Urban 421,546
 • Urban density 14,746/km2 (38,190/sq mi)
 • Metro 802,523
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1001–1028[3]
Area code(s) +355 4
Website www.tirana.gov.al

Tirana (Albanian: Tiranë or Tirana) is the capital city of Republic of Albania. It is the largest city in that country. The population of the city is estimated at 353,400 people (2003). 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.

References and notes[change | change source]

  1. "www.tirana.gov.al". www.tirana.gov.al. http://www.tirana.gov.al/. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  2. "Population and Housing Census in Albania". Institute of Statistics of Albania. 2011. http://census.al/Resources/Data/Census2011/Instat_print%20.pdf.
  3. (Albanian) Kodi postar Posta Shqiptare. www.postashqiptare.al. Retrieved on 13 November 2008