Tirana is the capital of the region and district of the same name and the capital of the Republic of Albania. In the conditions of the Balkan War, the nobility of Tirana declared independence on November 26, 1912 and was declared the provisional capital of Albania on February 9, 1920 by the Congress of Lushnja. Eventually Tirana was declared the capital of Albania in 1925 by the Constitutional Assembly. The city of Tirana is the largest city in Albania and the largest economic, administrative, political, industrial, media, academic, social and cultural center of the country. Tirana is located only 17 km away from the “Mother Teresa” airport, the only international airport in Albania known as Rinas. This airport is the most important connecting entrance between Albania and the rest of the world.