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Tirana
Tiranë
Ceety
Skyline of Tirana by night looking over Rinia Park

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Tirana is located in Albania
Tirana
Tirana
Location of Tirana in Tirana County
Coordinates: 41°19′48″N 19°49′12″E / 41.33000°N 19.82000°E / 41.33000; 19.82000
Kintra Banner o Albanie Albanie
Coonty Tirana Coonty
Destrict Tirana Destrict
Foondit 1614
Subdiveesions 11 Municipal Units
Government
 • Mayor Lulzim Basha (PD)[1]
Area
 • Ceety 41.8 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Ceety 421,286
 • Density 10,553/km2 (27,330/sq mi)
 • Metro 763,634
 • Metro density 462/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1001–1028[3]
Area code(s) +355 4
Website tirana.gov.al

Tirana (Albanie: Tiranë, Tirana or Tirona) is the caipital an the lairgest ceety o Albanie. Modren Tirana wis foondit as an Ottoman toun in 1614 bi Sulejman Bargjini, a local ruler frae Mullet, although the aurie haes been continuously inhabitit syne antiquity. Tirana became Albanie's caipital ceety in 1920 an nou it haes a population o mair than 600,000. The ceety is hame tae mony universities an is the centre o the politeecal, economical, an cultural life o the kintra.

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Tirana is twinned wi:[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. www.tirana.gov.al
  2. "Population and Housing Census in Albania". Institute of Statistics of Albania. 2011. 
  3. (Albanie) Kodi postar Posta Shqiptare. www.postashqiptare.al. Retrieved on 13 November 2008
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 "Twinning Cities: International Relations" (PDF). Municipality of Tirana. www.tirana.gov.al. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. "Barcelona internacional - Ciutats agermanades" (in Spainyie). © 2006-2009 Ajuntament de Barcelona. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  6. "Sister Cities". Beijing Municipal Government. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  7. International Relations. Municipality of Tirana. www.tirana.gov.al. Retrieved on 2008-01-25.