List of cities in Albania

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There are a total of 74 cities in Albania holding the "city" status according to the latest data 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). Although cities do not form a separate administrative division level per se, they do form part of the urban municipality (bashki) administrative level in Albania.


Places by Population[edit]

Rank City / Town Census 2011 County Emblems
1 Tirana 622,190 Tirana
Wappen Tirana.svg
2 Durrës 203,917 Durrës
Stema e Bashkisë Durrës.svg
3 Vlorë 135,032 Vlorë
Stema e Bashkisë Vlorë.svg
4 Elbasan 124,179 Elbasan
Stema e Bashkisë Elbasan.svg
5 Shkodër 111,686 Shkodër
Coat of arms of Shkodra.svg
6 Korçë 86,994 Korçë
Korçe logo.svg
7 Fier 84,638 Fier
Stema e Bashkisë Fier.svg
8 Berat 63,132 Berat
Stema e Bashkisë Berat.svg
9 Lushnjë 53,507 Lushnjë
Stema e Bashkisë Lushnje.svg
10 Sarandë 40,736 Sarandë
Stema e Bashkisë Sarandë.svg
11 Kavajë 39,478 Kavajë
Stema e Bashkisë Kavajë.svg
12 Pogradec 38,642 Pogradec
Stema e Bashkisë Pogradec.svg
13 Gjirokastër 33,346 Gjirokastër
Stema e Qarkut Gjirokastër.svg

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As of the end of the 2000s, the out of date address system did not keep up with the new construction developments to the detriment of local businesses and households.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.[2]

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