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 nor 600,000. The ceety is hame tae mony universities an is the centre o the politeecal, economical, an cultural life o the kintra.

Tirana

Tiranë
Skyline of Tirana by night looking over Rinia Park
Skyline of Tirana by night looking over Rinia Park
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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
1652 km2 (638 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Ceety421,286
 • Density10553/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]
Area code(s)+355 4
Websitewww.tirana.gov.al

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Tirana is twinned wi:[4]

ReferencesEedit

  1. www.tirana.gov.al
  2. "Population and Housing Census in Albania" (PDF). Institute of Statistics of Albania. 2011.
  3. (in Albanie) Kodi postar Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine Posta Shqiptare. www.postashqiptare.al. Retrieved on 13 November 2008
  4. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Twinning Cities: International Relations" (PDF). Municipality of Tirana. www.tirana.gov.al. Retrieved 23 Juin 2009.
  5. "Barcelona internacional - Ciutats agermanades" (in Spaingie). © 2006-2009 Ajuntament de Barcelona. Archived frae the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 13 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  6. "Sister Cities". Beijing Municipal Government. Retrieved 23 Juin 2009.
  7. International Relations. Municipality of Tirana. www.tirana.gov.al. Retrieved on 2008-01-25.