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Tirana

Tiranë
Skyline of Tirana by night looking over Rinia Park
Skyline of Tirana by night looking over Rinia Park
Banner o Tirana
Banner
Coat o airms o Tirana
Coat o airms
Tirana is locatit 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; 19.82000Coordinates: 41°19′48″N 19°49′12″E / 41.33000°N 19.82000°E / 41.33000; 19.82000
Kintra Albanie
CoontyTirana Coonty
DestrictTirana Destrict
Foondit1614
Subdiveesions11 Municipal Units
Govrenment
 • MayorLulzim Basha (PD)[1]
Area
 • Ceety41.8 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Ceety421,286
 • Density10,553/km2 (27,330/sq mi)
 • Metro
763,634
 • Metro density462/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1001–1028[3]
Aurie code(s)+355 4
Wabsteidwww.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.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tirana is twinned wi:[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. www.tirana.gov.al
  2. "Population and Housing Census in Albania" (PDF). Institute of Statistics of Albania. 2011. 
  3. (in 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 Spaingie). © 2006-2009 Ajuntament de Barcelona. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  Freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  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.