Tirana County

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Qark : Tirana
Seat: Tirana
Former circles : Kavaja and Tirana
Surface: 1652 km²
Residents: 749,365   as of 2011
454 inhabitants / km²
Chairman: Aldrin Dalipi ( PS )
Qark Council: 37 members
Members of Parliament : 32
ISO-3166-2 code: AL-11
Dusk over the sea of ​​houses in Tirana

The Qark Tirana ( Albanian  Qarku i Tiranës ) is one of the twelve Qarks in Albania . It is located in central Albania and has an area of ​​1652 square kilometers. The population is 749,365 (2011). The population density is the highest in the country with 462 inhabitants per square kilometer. Tirana is the capital.


The Qark Tirana includes in particular the regions around the two cities of Tirana and Kavaja , the two former districts of Kavaja and Tirana . In the southwest it borders the Adriatic Sea . Between the coastal plain around Kavaja and the plain of Tirana as well as along the southern border there is little developed hill country. To the east of Tirana rises the Skanderbeg Mountains , in which the local mountain of the city of Dajti is located. There is no direct road between the two districts of the Qark - all traffic goes through Durrës .

The ore flows through the qark in the center of the area . In the city of Tirana, it is the Lana and the Tirana River that both flow to Ishëm . The Shkumbin also forms the Qark border with Fier in the southwest . There are numerous lakes, reservoirs and reservoirs throughout the region. The largest are the Bovilla Reservoir north and the Liqeni i Farkës east of Tirana.

To the northwest of the qark lies Qark Durrës , northeast of Qark Dibra , southeast of Qark Elbasan and in the southwest of Qark Fier .


The Qark is the most populous in Albania. The strong internal migration since the end of communism has led to a significant increase in the population in the greater Tirana- Durrës area. In the 2011 census, the Statistical Office of Albania's Instituti i Statistikës recorded 749,365 inhabitants, which is still a population increase of over 25% in ten years when the population was 597,899 people.

62.29 percent of the Qark's inhabitants are Islamic Sunnis , plus the Bektashites with a share of 2.66 percent. 5.3 percent of the population are Catholic Christians, 5.06 percent Orthodox , 0.24 percent Protestant and 0.11 percent other Christians. 3.95 percent of people are believers but not professing a religion, and 2.74 percent are atheists. In 2011, 15.19 percent of people gave no information about their beliefs.

Politics and administration

The Qark Council (alb. Këshilli i Qarkut ) consists of 37 members.

The Qark has 32 members out of a total of 140 for the legislative periods of the Albanian parliament beginning in 2009 and 2013 .


The chairman of the Qark council takes on the executive functions and is elected by the Qark council every four years. Aldrin Dalipi ( PS ) has been the chairman of the Qark Council since 2015 .

legislative branch

The Qark Council ( Albanian  Këshilli i Qarkut ) has been composed as follows since 2015:

Political party coalition Number of council seats
Socialist Party of Albania ASHE 16
Socialist movement for integration ASHE 8th
Party for Justice, Integration and Unity ASHE 3
Democratic Party of Albania APPD 2
New democratic wind ASHE 2
Albanian Republican Party APPD 1
Christian Democratic Party of Albania ASHE 1
Party law and justice ASHE 1
Party of the Democratic National Front APPD 1
Party of Albanian Future ASHE 1
National Alliance Party without coalition 1
32 4th 
A total of 37 seats


Tirana is the seat of a district court (alb. Gjykata e Rrethit Gjyqësor ) and the Supreme Court of Albania (alb. Gjykata e Lartë e Republikës së Shqipërisë ). The Tirana Court of Appeal (alb. Gjykata e Apelit ), the Constitutional Court , the High Judicial Council and the Public Prosecutor's Office are also located.

Administrative division

New parishes since summer 2015
local community Population (2011) Old churches circle
Kamza 104,190 Kamza, Paskuqan Tirana
Kavaja 040.094 Golem , Helmës, Kavaja, Luz i vogël, Synej Kavaja
Rrogozhina 022,148 Gosa, Kryevidh, Lekaj, Rrogozhina, Sinaballaj Kavaja
Tirana 557.422 Baldushk, Bërzhita, Dajt , Farka , Kashar , Krraba , Ndroq, Petrela , Peza, Shëngjergj, Tirana, Vaqarr, Zall-Bastar, Zall-Herr Tirana
Vora 025,511 Bërxull, Preza, Vora Tirana
The former circles
circle Capital surface Population
Number of
Kavaja Kavaja 000000000000393.0000000000393 km² 000000000062242.000000000062,242 000000000078415.000000000078,415 000000000000010.000000000010
Tirana Tirana 000000000001238.00000000001,238 km² 000000000687123.0000000000687.123 000000000523150.0000000000523.150 000000000000019.000000000019th

Web links

Commons : Qark Tirana  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Ines Nurja: Censusi i popullsisë dhe banesave / Population and Housing Census - Tiranë 2011 . Results Kryesore / Main Results. Ed .: INSTAT . Pjesa / Part 1. Adel Print, Tirana 2013 ( instat.gov.al [PDF; accessed April 14, 2019]).
  2. INSTAT (Ed.): Population and Housing Census in Albania 2011: Preliminary Results . Tirana December 2011 ( online version [PDF; 5.8 MB ; accessed on January 3, 2020]).
  3. ^ Albania Districts. In: Statoids. Retrieved October 30, 2011 .

Coordinates: 41 ° 18 '  N , 19 ° 56'  E