List of cities in Albania

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Map of Albania
Tirana, Capital of Albania

This is a list of cities in Albania holding such a status by the Institute of Statistics (Insituti i Statistikës).[1] Albania's capital city is Tirana and is by far the largest city and powerhouse of the Albanian economy. Albania's second city and major port is Durrës. Further, some cities form fourth level and final subdivisions called municipal units (njësi bashkiake, lagje or rajone). Even though cities do not form a separate administrative division level per se, they do form part of the urban municipality (bashki) administrative level in Albania.


Rank City 2001 Census[2] 2011 census[3]
1 Tirana 352,581 421,286
2 Durrës 113,465 115,550
3 Vlorë 85,180 79,948
4 Elbasan 95,554 79,810
5 Shkodër 85,798 74,876
6 Fier 56,297 57,198
7 Korçë 58,911 51,683
8 Gjirokastër 42,000 43,095
9 Berat 45,572 36,467
10 Lushnjë 38,336 31,424

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Spatial planning[edit]

As of the end of the 2000s, the out of date address system did not keep up with the new construction developments to the detriment of local businesses and households. In 2009, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe presence in Albania through funding from the EU launched the new address system database of all cities in Albania, including the beginning of street signs installation.[4]

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