Tirana is the capital and the largest city of Albania. The first nucleus of the city center was born in Roman-Byzantine Empire, the period of its first expansion, but in the course of its history it was occupied by the Turkish-Ottoman Empire, and finally agglomeration in the Kingdom of Italy. Modern Tiranawas founded as an Ottoman town in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini, a local ruler from Mullet. Tirana became Albania’s capital city in 1920 and has a population of 600,000, with metro area population of 763,634.
The city is host to public institutions and private universities, and is the centre of the political, economic, and cultural life of the country.