Tirana, Albania


Tirana is located in the center of Albania and is enclosed by mountains and hills, with Dajt on the east and a slight valley on the northwest overlooking the Adriatic Sea in the distance.

The encompassing metropolitan area, which is made up of the regions of Tirana and Durrës, have a combined population of approximately 1 million constituting nearly one third of the country's total population.

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Total Population: 610,050

(An increase of 9.44 % in the past 5 years.)

Quick Facts

  • The municipality's population features a mixture of different cultural and ethnic groups of Southern Europe.
  • The five most populous ethnicities are Albanian Gheg, Greeks, Aromanians, Macedonians and Italians.
  • A small Jewish population resides in Albania, most in the capital, Tirana. An old synagogue was discovered in the city of Saranda and a new synagogue known as "Hechal Shlomo" started providing services for the Jewish community in Tirana.
  • Among Christian adherence, of the total population over 5% are Roman Catholic and over 6% are Eastern Orthodox. The Roman Catholic Church is represented by the Archdiocese of Tiranë and Durrës, with the St Paul's Cathedral as the current seat of the prelacy. The Albanian Orthodox community is served by the Archbishop of Tirana in the Resurrection Cathedral.
  • Evangelical Protestants (Baptists, Brethren, Assemblies of God, non-denominational groups, etc.) in Albania number over 8,000.

People Group Highlights

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PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Ashkali (Balkan Egyptians)AlbaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesIslam - Other / Marginal3,368
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,230
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam - Sunni890
MontenegrinMontenegroEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious366
SerbSerbiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox220
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic185
Jew, Eastern Yiddish SpeakingAlbaniaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism50
Albanian, GhegAlbaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesIslam - Sunni513,050
MacedonianMacedoniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox24,000