Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. The population of the municipality at the 2011 census was 120,655, and of the town proper (the municipality before the 2015 local government reforms) 55,845.
Geographically, it is located on the center of the country surrounded by hills. The city is located some 16 kilometers east of the Adriatic Sea and 100 kilometers south of Tirana.
Fier is 11 km (7 mi) from the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia. The city was founded in 588 BCE by Ancient Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth, on a site initially occupied by Illyrian tribes.