Tirana became Albania’s capital city in 1920.
The city is host to many public institutions and public and private universities, and is the centre of the political, economic, and cultural life of the country
Tirana has a many historic and natural landmarks. The town and surrounding area is home to many notable natural and historical sites.
Tirana is home to five well-preserved traditional houses (museum-houses), 56 cultural monuments, eight public libraries and the National Library of Albania (Biblioteka Kombëtare).