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Flag of Tirana
Coat of arms of Tirana
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Location of Tirana in Albania
Country  Albania
County Qarku Tiranë.svg Tirana
Founded 1614
 • Municipality 41.8 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,652 km2 (638 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality 621,286
 • Density 10,553/km2 (27,330/sq mi)
 • Urban 421,546
 • Urban density 14,746/km2 (38,190/sq mi)
 • Metro 802,523
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1001–1028
Area code(s) +355 4

Tirana (Albanian: Tiranë or Tirana) is the capital city of Republic of Albania. It is the largest city in that country. The population of the city is estimated at 353,400 people (2003). Other people think there may be up to 1 million people who live in the city. Tirana was founded in 1614. It became Albania's capital city in 1920.

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