Tiranë

[ ti-rah-nuh; Albanian tee-rah-nuh ]
/ tɪˈrɑ nə; Albanian tiˈrɑ nə /

noun

a city in and the capital of Albania, in the central part.
Italian Ti·ra·na [tee-rah-nah] /tiˈrɑ nɑ/.

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Albania

[ al-bey-nee-uh, -beyn-yuh ]
/ ælˈbeɪ ni ə, -ˈbeɪn yə /

noun

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.
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Tirana

Tiran (Albanian tiˈranə)

/ (tɪˈrɑːnə) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for tirana (2 of 2)

Albania

/ (ælˈbeɪnɪə) /

noun

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)
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Culture definitions for tirana

Albania


Republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea coast of the Balkan Peninsula, bordered by Yugoslavia to the northwest, north, and northeast, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the southeast and south. Tirana is its capital and largest city.

Note

The most secretive and closed of the former Eastern Bloc nations, Albania held free elections in March 1991, ending almost fifty years of communist rule and inaugurating a multiparty system. Protests over the collapse of a government-sponsored fraudulent investment scheme led to near anarchy in 1997. United Nations peacekeepers restored order.
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