We are delighted that Durrës, historically also known as Durazzo and Dyrrachiumthis city - joined our network. This City is the second largest municipality of Albania, placed in the central of the albanian coast, about 33 km west of the capital Tirana. It is one of the most ancient and economically significant cities of Albania. Durrës is placed at one of the narrowe points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian ports of Bari (300 km or 186 mi away) and Brindisi (200 km away). Durrës is home to Albania's main port, the Port of Durrës, and to the newest public university, the Aleksandër Moisiu University. Since 2015 the local government reformed the municipalityincluding the former municipalities of Durrës, Ishëm, Katund i Ri, Manëz,Rrashbull and Sukth by the merger of, that became municipal units. The headquarter of the municipality is the city Durrës. The metropolitan area has a population of 265,330. Moreover, it is the starting point of Pan-European Corridor VIII and serves as the main railway station of the Albanian Railways.