Population of Cities in Albania (2021)

In terms of population, Albania is one of the smaller countries in Europe, with just three million residents as of 2016. Its capital and largest city is Tirana, which was founded as a city in 1614, but the area around Tirana has been continuously inhabited since as long ago as the Bronze Age. Tirana is known as a primate city, as it is disproportionately larger than any other cities in Albania – its population of around half a million people (which increases to over 850,000 if the surrounding metropolitan area is included) is significantly larger than any other city in the country. Given these numbers, Tirana is the cultural, educational and economic hub of Albania.

Only four other cities in the country have populations of more than 100,000. These are Durrës, Vlorë, Elbasan and Shkodër. Although these are the largest cities in Albania after Tirana, their populations are relatively small – Durrës is the largest with around 200,000 residents. However, while Albania's cities may be small, there is still plenty to see and so. Albania's political history is visible in the Ottoman, Fascist, and Soviet-era architecture that still dominates its capital city, and the country also benefits from being one of the sunniest countries in Europe, ranking just below Nice and Monaco in 2016 with 2544 hours of sunshine.

Albania has 0 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 33 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Albania is Tirana, with a population of 374,801 people.

Name 2021 Population
Tirana374,801
Durres122,034
Elbasan100,903
Vlore89,546
Shkoder88,245
Pogradec61,530
Fier-Cifci60,995
Patos60,000
Korce58,259
Fier56,297
Berat46,866
Lushnje41,469
Kavaje29,354
Lac24,825
Gjirokaster23,437
Patos Fshat22,679
Kruje21,286
Lezhe18,695
Kucove18,166
Kukes17,832
Burrel15,405
Sarande15,147
Peshkopi14,848
Cerrik14,269
Shijak14,138
Corovode14,046
Librazhd-Qender12,691
Tepelene11,955
Gramsh11,556
Bulqize11,212
Kamez11,026
Permet10,686
Polican10,663
Fushe-Kruje10,458
Ballsh10,361
Rreshen10,064
Mamurras8,282
Erseke7,890
Peqin7,513
Bilisht7,114
Selenice6,912
Roskovec6,657
Puke6,495
Rrogozhine5,620

Population of All Cities in Albania

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