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Where is Albania?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Albania covers 27,398 square kilometers of land and 1,350 square kilometers of water, making it the 146th largest nation in the world with a total area of 28,748 square kilometers.

Albania became an independent state in 1913, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Albania is 3,002,859 (2012) and the nation has a density of 110 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Albania is the Lek (ALL). As well, the people of Albania are refered to as Albanian.

The dialing code for the country is 355 and the top level internet domain for Albanian sites is .al.

Albania shares land borders with 4 countries: Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Albania section.

Quick facts

Population 3,002,859
Density 109.6 / km2 ( 283.9 / mi2 )
Language Albanian
Independence Year 1913
Capital Tirana (Tirane)
Currency Lek
GDP 13,370,191,506 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 4,452 (2014 data)
Land Area 27,398 km2 (10,578 mi2)
Water Area 1,350 km2 (521 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro
Minimum Longitude 19.260
Maximum Longitude 21.060
Mininum Latitude 39.650
Maximum Latitude 42.650

What is the capital of Albania?

map showing the location of Albania
Location of Tirana on a map.

Tirana is the capital city of Albania. It has a population of 374,801, and is located on a latitue of 41.33 and longitude of 19.82.

Tirana is also the political center of Albania, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Tirana, the Capital Of Albania

City Tirana
Country Albania
Population 374,801
Longitude 19.81889000
Latitude 41.32750000
Elevation 113 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.