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Tirana is a mixture of Western Europe and the old Russia, interspersed with influences of the Middle East. The city has overcome its recent troubled past and has stood up like a jewel in Eastern Europe. Tirana has rediscovered itself and become an energetic, vibrant and cosmopolitan city that it is worth exploring.


Population 800,347
Currency 1 Lek = 100 qindarka
Opening hours Opening hours vary, but are generally between 09.00 and 18.00. Some shops are closed on Saturdays while others are closed Sundays.
Newspapers Albanian Daily News
Monitor (English news magazine)
Gazeta Shqiptare – Daily Albanian Newspaper
Albanian Mail – Daily Albanian Newspaper
Emergency numbers Police: 129
Ambulance: 127
Tourist information Rr.Abdi Toptani,
Nr. 4 Al- 1010
+355 4 273 778