The Tirana plain is a plain in Central Albania, part of the Western Lowlands, where its main populated center is the capital city of Tirana.
In geography, a plain is a flat, sweeping landmass that generally does not change much in elevation. Plains occur as lowlands along the bottoms of valleys or on the doorsteps of mountains, as coastal plains, and as plateaus or uplands.
Albania, officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeast Europe on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea within the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south and maritime borders with Greece, Montenegro and Italy to the west.
The Western Lowlands is a physiogeographical region encompassing the western edge of Albania. It comprises the flat plains extending in the west along the Albanian Adriatic and Ionian Sea Coast that are surrounded by hills and mountains as for instance in the northeast by the Albanian Alps, in the east by the Skanderbeg Mountains, in the southeast by the Pindus Mountains and in the southwest by the Ceraunian Mountains. Nonetheless, the largest and widest plain, measured by area, is the plain of Myzeqe.
The University of Tirana is a public university and the largest in Albania. It was originally established in 1957 as the State University of Tirana through merging of five existing institutes of higher education, the most important of which was the Institute of Sciences, founded in 1947.
Tirana District was one of the thirty-six districts of Albania that is now part of Tirana County. It had a total surface area of 1,238 km², and a projected 2013 population of 888,949 inhabitants.
Tirana County is one of the 12 counties of the Republic of Albania, with the capital in Tirana. The county spans 1,652 square kilometres (638 sq mi) and had a total population of 883.996 people as of 2018. The county borders on the counties of Durrës, Dibër, Elbasan, Fier, and the Adriatic Sea.
The Polytechnic University of Tirana (UPT) is a public university located in Tirana, the capital of Albania. It offers degrees in engineering and related fields.
The Ishëm is a river in western Albania, which brings water to the area north of the Albanian capital, Tirana. It forms part of a watercourse (Tiranë-Gjole-Ishëm), but only the lower third of the watercourse is known as the Ishëm. The Ishëm proper is formed at the confluence of the rivers Gjole and Zezë, a few km northwest of Fushë-Krujë. It flows into the Adriatic Sea near the town Ishëm. The length of the watercourse is recorded in different sources as between 74 and 79 km.
The 1999–2000 Albanian National Championship was the 61st season of the Albanian National Championship, the top professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1930. The season began on 18 September 1999 and concluded on 7 June 2000. Tirana began the season as defending champions 1998–99 season and Shqiponja was the only team promoted from the Albanian Second Division as the league was reduced from 16 teams to 14.
The Agricultural University of Tirana is a public university located in Tirana, Albania. It offers education in agronomy, veterinary, forestry, ecology, agribusiness, and similar subjects.
The Sports University of Tirana (UST) is a university in Albania that trains fitness teachers and sports specialists, sport and tourism managers, guides, physical education teachers, etc. It awards Masters and PhD programs.
St Paul's Cathedral is a cathedral in Tirana, Albania. It belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës. The stained glass window to the left of the front door features Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa. Also a statue of Mother Teresa can be found at the entrance of the cathedral. It is a modern-looking building and does not resemble a traditional church.
Saint Procopius Church of Tirana is an orthodox church on the outskirts of Tirana, Albania. It was one of only two orthodox churches that existed in the city before World War II, the other one being the 19th century Evangelismos Church, which was demolished in 1967.
Tirana Zoo is the only one of its kind in Albania. Established in 1966, the zoo is concentrated in an area of 7 hectares in the southern part of the city, between the Grand Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Ish-Blloku, commonly Blloku, is an upmarket area in Tirana, Albania. It widely known as an entertainment destination with its boutiques, shops, restaurants, trendy bars, pubs, and cafes. The area is part of the neighbourhood of Tirana e Re in southwestern Tirana. During the peak summer months, its trendy bars transfer along the Albanian Riviera.
The Prison Hospital of Tirana is a prison in Tirana, Albania. It was established in 1930. It was closed under the Communist regime, but was reopened in 1998.
Ismail Ndroqi (1876–1944) was an Albanian politician and philosopher. He was the mayor of Tirana from 1917 to 1922.
The Metropolitan University of Tirana, abbreviated UMT, is a private university located in Tirana, Albania. It was founded in 2011, by a group of architects and engineers as the only Albanian university on information technology, engineering and architecture.
Klubi i Futbollit Tirana B is an Albanian football club based in Tiranë. The club is the B team of Albania's most successful club KF Tirana. It was founded in 1932, but was dissolved before it was refounded on 22 January 2013.
The University of Medicine, Tirana (UMT) is a public university of Health and Medical Sciences located in Tirana, Albania.
The Great Mosque of Tirana or Namazgâh Mosque is a mosque which is currently being built in Tirana, Albania. When completed, it will be the largest mosque in the Balkans.
The Partizani Complex is the training ground and academy base of Albanian football club, Partizani Tirana.
The 2017 Albanian Supercup was the 24th edition of the Albanian Supercup, an annual Albanian football match. The teams were decided by taking the winner of the previous season's Albanian Superliga and the winner of the Albanian Cup.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
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