- a city in and the capital of Albania, in the central part.
- a republic in S Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, W of Macedonia and NW of Greece. 10,632 sq. mi. (27,535 sq. km). Capital: Tirana.
- Obsolete. Scotland.
Examples from the Web for tirana
More precisely, something about my arrival in Tirana and that meeting at the publishing house.
In Albania, there are two cities where I have written the majority of my work: Gjirokastër, my home city, and Tirana.
The Streets of Tirana Kevin Heldman, Capital New York An investigation into the heart of Albanian-American organized crime.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for June 16, 2012
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When the Germans were preparing to evacuate Tirana they wanted to destroy the radio station.
We lived in an old house near the railroad station in Tirana.
And why, we may be asked, why should not Tirana be the capital?The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
The first art school was established in Tirana in the 1930s.
Facilities for all but small aircraft limited to Tirana area.
There are three daily newspapers, all of which are published in Tirana (see table 7).
There were three book-publishing enterprises in 1970, all of which were located in Tirana.
Tiran (Albanian tiˈranə)
- the capital of Albania, in the central part 32 km (20 miles) from the Adriatic: founded in the early 17th century by Turks; became capital in 1920; the country's largest city and industrial centre. Pop: 390 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in SE Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula: became independent in 1912 after more than four centuries of Turkish rule; established as a republic (1946) under Communist rule; multiparty constitution adopted in 1991. It is generally mountainous, rising over 2700 m (9000 ft), with extensive forests. Language: Albanian. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: lek. Capital: Tirana. Pop: 3 011 405 (2013 est). Area: 28 749 sq km (11 100 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for tirana
Medieval Latin name of the country called by its inhabitants Shqipëri (literally "land of eagles," from shqiponje "eagle"), from Medieval Greek Albania, possibly from a pre-IE word *alb "hill" (also proposed as the source of Alps) or from the PIE root *albho- "white" (see alb). Roman Albania was a land by the Caspian Sea (modern Daghestan); in English Albania was occasionally also a name for Scotland.