Abbreviation for Tirana, Albania

Tirana, Albanian Tirana [ti ranə], capital of Albania, in the center of the country (2011) 418 500 residents.

Tirana is located in a wide basin, surrounded by hills and drained by the river Tirana (source river of the Ishm) to the Adriatic Sea, 151 m above sea level. The city is the capital of the district of the same name (1652 km 2 and [2018] 884 000 residents). Tirana is the intellectual-cultural (seat of the Islamic Grand Mufti, a Catholic and an Orthodox Archbishop) and economic center of Albania with a university (founded in 1957), polytechnic university, university of the arts and other public and private universities, academy of sciences. There are also the national library and theater, museums of archeology, history, folklore and natural history, and art galleries.

During the 1990s, many large industrial plants were shut down; today, small industrial companies dominate (mechanical engineering, metal processing, food, pharmaceutical and textile industries). Tirana is the country’s leading service center (administration, trade, small businesses, construction and finance).

The city is connected to the sea port of Durrës by rail and road. To the north of Tirana is Rinas International Airport (since 2001 Mother Teresa International Airport), the only international airport in Albania.


The center of the city center is Skanderbegplatz with the Ethem-beg mosque (started in 1793/94 and completed in 1822/23, with frescoes) and the clock tower (1830). Neoclassical buildings and prefabricated buildings from the time between the world wars also characterize the cityscape. Striking examples of modern architecture are the Catholic Paulus Cathedral (2002), the Orthodox Cathedral (opened in 2012) and the TID Tower (2016).


The settlement, first mentioned in 1572, was expanded into a town from 1614 (market town), but retained its small-town character until the beginning of the 20th century. Tirana has been the capital of Albania since 1920. At the beginning of the 21st century, the city experienced an economic boom, which was associated with considerable, partly uncontrolled immigration, so that the expansion of the infrastructure was often unable to keep pace.

Abbreviations for Tirana, Albania

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: TIA
  • Country: Albania

TIA: Tirana, Albania - Rinas

List of Tirana Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations for Tirana is TIA which stands for Tirana. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Tirana, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

City Abbreviation Meanings
Tirana UNYT University of New York, Tirana
Tirana ROUTE Radio Tirana
Tirana RT Radio Tirana
Tirana SARS Sveze Amputirana Ruka Satriania
Tirana TBUS Tirana Business University
Tirana TIA Tirana, Albania – Rinas
Tirana TBU Tirana Business University