Welcome to Albania, a nation rich in culture, history, architecture, and unspoiled beaches! Albania's attractions of ancient towns, hidden wines.
This is a list of cities in Albania holding such a status by the Institute of Statistics.
Albania's capital city isTirana and is by far the largest city and powerhouse of the Albanian economy.Albania's second city and major port is Durrës. Further, some cities form fourth level and final subdivisions called municipal units.
Even though cities do not form a separate administrative division level per se, they do form part of the urban municipality level in Albania.
The history of Albania emerges from the pre-history of the Balkan states around 3000 BC, with early records of Illyria in Greco-Roman historiography. The modern territory of Albania had no counterpart in the standard political divisions of classical antiquity. Rather, its modern boundaries correspond to parts of the ancient Roman provinces of Dalmatia (southern Illyricum), Macedonia(particularly Epirus Nova), and Moesia Superior. The territory remained under Roman and Byzantine control until the Slavic migrations of the 7th century. It was integrated into the Bulgarian Empire in the 9th century.