Durrës, city and seaport in western Albania, capital of Durrës District, on the Adriatic Sea close to Tirana. The city is in a prolific locale where corn, grain, sugar beets, and tobacco are developed and animals is raised. A significant business and interchanges focus serving focal Albania, the city has a power plant, a dockyard, and manufacturing plants creating blocks, cigarettes, calfskin items, and cleanser. Fares incorporate grain, stows away, minerals, and tobacco. The city is connected by rail with Tirana and Elbasan. Durrës is the seat of a Greek Orthodox metropolitan and, since the fifth century, of a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical overseer. Stays of Byzantine and Venetian fortresses are outside the city.
Durrës city was established in around 625 bc as Epidamnus by the Corcyreans, who were the old occupants of the island of Corfu and by the Corinthians from the Greek city of Corinth. The Romans held onto the city in the third century bc and changed the name to Dyrrhachium. Durrës was under Byzantine guideline in the eighth century advertisement . Venice took the city in the fourteenth century. In 1501 the Ottoman Empire caught Durrës and held it for a long time. In 1915, during World War I, Durrës was involved by the Italians. The city was taken in 1916 by the Austrians, exposed to Allied maritime and air assaults in 1918, and reoccupied by the Italians. In 1939, Italian troops utilized Durrës as a point of disembarkation in the attack of Albania. In 1940, during an Italian intrusion of Greece in World War II, the city endured overwhelming harm.