Trivia Crack Answer: Tirana
About Tirana, the capital of Albania
Tirana is the capital of Albania. It is also the largest city in Albania. The capital is home to over 400,000 people. It is a very mixed city, with about 60% Muslim residents and 40% Christian/atheist mix. There are many universities and cultural monuments within Tirana. Tirana is an industrial and financial center. It has such industries as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles (especially silk), machinery and other services. Tirana has changed hands many times in its history, starting as a city in the Ottoman Empire. Albania became independent in 1912. Tirana was declared its capital, temporarily in 1920 then permanently in 1925. In the 1940s, Tirana became a communist city after being captured by Italian fascists. Albania and its capital would remain communist for 50 years. It did not join the Soviet Union though, preferring an isolationist policy. In 1991, Albania shifted to a more capitalistic form of government. During this time, many buildings were erected in Tirana. Many complain about this buildings ruining the capital, as they were poorly and quickly built. Currently, Tirana’s government is trying to help the capital rebuild more cleanly and attractively. The capital of Albania is at a watershed moment. The changes made in Tirana today could decide its future.