Tirana City

Tirana, description

Tirana (locals: Tirona ) is the capital of the district and the district with the same name and the capital of the Republic of Albania. Tirana is located in the center of Albania, about 35 km east of Durres and about 40 km north-west of Portland , nestled in a valley surrounded by Dajti Mali to the east, hills Kërrabës and Sauk south, hills Vaqarr and Yzberisht in Kamza west and north.
The city was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Pasha Bargjini, originating from the village of Mullet and was mentioned for the first time Tirana’s name is mentioned in 1418 in a Venetian document. Tirana became the temporary capital of Albania on 9 February 1920 by the Congress of Lushnja and National Council members entered the city on 11 February 1920. Tirana eventually was declared the capital of Albania in 1925 by the Constitutional Assembly .
The city of Tirana is the largest city of Albania and the largest economic, administrative, political, industrial, media, academic, social, and cultural center of the country. The city is only 17 km from the airport “Mother Teresa”, the only international airport in Albania known and Rinas name. This airport is enter the most important links between Albania and the rest of the world. Tirana is located at coordinates 41.33 degrees north and 19.82 degrees east.

The tourist and historical places to visit in Tirane:

  • Tirana Castle 
  • Clock Tower of Tirana
  • Parlament (Puppet’s THeater)
  • Tabak Bridge
  • National Historic Museum
  • Skanderbeg Square as a monumental ensemble
  • Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard
  • Et’hem Bey Mosque
  • Petrelë Castle (Kalaja e Petrelës)
  • Tirana Mosaic
  • Kapllan Pasha’s Grave 
  • Palace of Princess Sanije and the Royal Residence
  • The monumental complex of the Kompleksi monumental i Sheshit të Flamurit
  • The monumental tree of Tabakeve
  • Presidencial Palace


Tirana’s average altitude is 110 meters (360 ft) above sea level and its highest point measures 1,828 m (5,997.38 ft) at Mali me Gropa. The city is mostly surrounded by hills, with Dajti Mountain on the east and a slight valley opening on the north-west overlooking the Adriatic Sea in the distance. The Tiranë river also runs through the city, whereas the Lanë river is a brook. The city borders the surrounding municipalities of Paskuqan, Dajt, Farkë, Vaqarr, Kashar, and Kamëz.

The city has four artificial lakes: the Tirana Artificial Lake around which was built the Big Park, Paskuqani Lake, Farka Lake, and Tufina Lake.

Tirana is on the same parallel as Naples, Madrid, Istanbul, and New York, and on the same meridian as Budapest and Kraków.


Registration of land the city was under Ottoman occupation in the years 1431 – 1432 . Records from the first land registrations under the Ottomans in 1431–32 show that Tirana consisted of 60 inhabited areas, with nearly 2,028 houses and 7,300 inhabitants. Tirana was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Pasha Bargjini Mullet village, which we first built a mosque , a baking oven and a hammam . Two centuries later the town was host family Toptani of Kruja . Two neighborhoods of Tirana older she have been Mujo and the Bazaar, occurring today in the area between the current center and road Elbasan
As the capital of Tirana was announced on temporary February 8 1920 by Congress Lushnjes and gained this status on December 31 1925 . In 1990 Tirana numbered only 244 200 inhabitants. Currently, the massive influx of people from all other parts of the country towards capital , hoping to find work there and be good, sending the population of about 830,000 inhabitants in Tirana. Tirana, as it is called by locals Heart of Albania, is a city that thrives and develops quickly and it is more rhythmic activity offers numerous possibilities not only for locals but also foreign ones.