Tirana

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Tirana

Tiranë
Tirana is located in Albania
Tirana
Tirana
Location of Tirana in Albania
Coordinates: 41°19′44″N 19°49′04″E / 41.32889°N 19.81778°E / 41.32889; 19.81778Coordinates: 41°19′44″N 19°49′04″E / 41.32889°N 19.81778°E / 41.32889; 19.81778
Country Albania
CountyStema e Qarkut Tiranë.svg Tirana
Founded1614
Subdivisions11 Municipal Units
Government
 • MayorLulzim Basha (PD)[1]
 • GovernmentCity Council
Area
 • Municipality41.8 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Municipality621,286
 • Density10,553/km2 (27,330/sq mi)
 • Urban
421,546
 • Urban density14,746/km2 (38,190/sq mi)
 • Metro
802,523
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1001–1028[3]
Area code(s)+355 4
Websitewww.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. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  2. "Population and Housing Census in Albania" (PDF). Institute of Statistics of Albania. 2011.
  3. (Albanian) Kodi postar Posta Shqiptare. www.postashqiptare.al. Retrieved on 13 November 2008