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Albania Facts

  • Name: Albania
    (long form) Republic of Albania
  • Capital City: Tirana (618,431 pop.)
  • Albania Population: 3,011,405 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Lek
    (conversion rates)

    lek
    200 Leke
  • Ethnicity: Albanian 95%, Greek 3%, other 2% (Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Serb, Macedonian, Bulgarian)
  • GDP total: $25.86 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $8,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Albanian (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Tirana, Durres, Elbasan, Vlore, Shkoder, Fier-Cifci, Korce, Fier, Berat, Lushnje, Kavaje, Lac, Gjirokaster, Patos Fshat, Kruje
  • Name: Albania's name comes from the medieval Greek word Alb (white or mountain)
  • National Day: May 9
  • Religion: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%
  • Note: percentages are estimates; there are no available current statistics on religious affiliation; all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice
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