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Full nameDurrës
Official nameDurrës
Settlement typeMunicipality and City
CountyDurrës County
DistrictDurrës District
Regions (Rajone)6
Founded627 BC
MayorVangjush Dako (PS)
Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Total Population203550 (2009)
Other information
Time zoneCentral European Time (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code2001-2009
Area code052

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Durrës is the second largest city of Albania located on the central Albanian coast, about 33 km (20.5 mi) west of the capital Tirana. It is one of the most ancient and economically important cities of Albania. Durres is situated at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian ports of Bari (300 km (186.4 mi) away) and Brindisi (200 km (124.3 mi) away). Durrës is home to Albania's main port, the Port of Durrës, and to the newest public university, the Aleksander Moisiu University. It has a population of around 202,000 ( estimate). In addition, it is the meeting point of national roads SH2 and SH4. Founded in the 7th century BC by Greek colonists from Corinth and Corcyra, it has been continuously inhabited for 27 centuries is one of the oldest cities in Albania.

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