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(2.8/5 based on 340+ reviews for 5 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, religious sites
Durrës is the second largest city and a municipality of Albania. It is central on the coast, about 33km west of the capital Tirana. It is one of the most ancient and economically significant cities of Albania. Durrës is at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian ports of Bari (300km away) and Brindisi (200km away). Durrës is home to Albania's main port, the Port of Durrës, and to the newest public university, the Aleksandër Moisiu University.The municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Durrës, Ishëm, Katund i Ri, Manëz, Rrashbull and Sukth, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the city Durrës. The total population is 175,110 (2011 census), in a total area of 338.30 km2. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 113,249. The metropolitan area has a population of 265,330. Moreover, it is the starting point of Pan-European Corridor VIII, national roads SH2 and SH4, and serves as the main railway station of the Albanian Railways (HSH).
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