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Tirana

Administration
Full nameTirana
Official nameMunicipality of Tirana
Bashkia e Tiranës
Native nameTiranë
Settlement typeMunicipality and City
CountryAlbania
CountyTirana County
DistrictTirana District
Municipal Units11
Founded1614
Government
MayorLulzim Basha (PD)
Geography
Total Area16.1 sq mi (41.8 km2)
Elevation360.9 ft (110 m)
Demography
Municipality618431
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code1001 1028
Area code+355 4

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Tirana c-enaudio=en-us-Tirana.oggtɨˈrɑːnə ( ) is the capital and the largest city of Albania. Modern Tirana was founded as an Ottoman town in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini, a local ruler from Mullet, although the area has been continuously inhabited since antiquity. Tirana became Albania's capital city in 1920 and has a population of over 600,000. The city is home to many universities and is the center of the political, economical, and cultural life of the country.


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