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Tirana ([Tiranë or Tirana] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) 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 now it has a population of more than 600,000. The city is home to many universities and is the center of the political, economical, and cultural life of the country.

The Municipality of Tirana lies on the river Ishëm, about 32 kilometers (20 mi) inland and is located at (41.33°N, 19.82°E) in Tirana District, Tirana County. 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 on the same parallel as Naples, Madrid and Istanbul and on the same meridian as Budapest and Krakow. In addition to Ishëm, the Tiranë river also runs through the city, whereas the Lanë river, that runs through much of the city, is a brook. The city also contains a total of four artificial lakes: the Tirana Artificial Lake around which was built the Big Park, the Kodër-Kamëz Lake, Farka Lake, and Tufina Lake.

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Tirana International Hotel

Tirana International Hotel is an international hotel located on the central Skanderbeg Square on the Zogu I Boulevard in central Tirana, Albania. Originally the Soviet Hotel Tirana, it is one of Albania's most prestigious hotels and is a noted conference centre, with two floors devoted to executive suites. In 2001 it was renovated by an Italian firm to a 4 star hotel. the hotel has 166 rooms and is 12 storeys high.

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Leka, Crown Prince of Albania (Leka I Zogu) (born 5 April 1939, the Royal Palace, Tirana) is the only son of late King Zog I and Queen Geraldine. He was called Crown Prince Skander at birth. Leka is claimant to the Albanian throne and is referred as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists and some members of the media.

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Ministry of Transport in the early 1990s
Author: Decius

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