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Flag of Albania
Land Area 27,398 km2
Water Area 1,350 km2
Total Area 28,748km2 (#140)
Population 3,038,594 (#137)
Population Density 110.91/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $33.90 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,900
Currency Lek (ALL)
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  • 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
  • Symbols

Albania Trivia

Where is Albania?

Albania is a mountainous country located in Southeastern Europe.

Fun Facts about Albania

What Languages are Spoken in Albania?

Albania is an ethnically homogeneous country with a vast majority of the population speaking the Albanian language.

What Languages Are Spoken In Albania?

What Is The Capital Of Albania?

Tirana is the capital and the largest city of Albania. It is the center of the country's economy, culture, and government activities. The city was founded in 1614 and was declared the country's capital in 1912.

What Is The Capital Of Albania?

What Kind of Government Does Albania Have?

Albania's current political framework is provided for in the 1998 constitution known as Kushtetuta. The constitution established the country as a parliamentary representative democratic republic.

What Type Of Government Does Albania Have?

What is the biggest city in Albania?

Tiranë, the capital city of Albania, is the largest city in Albania. It has a population of around 860,000 people.

What are the Biggest Cities in Albania?

Are There Any UNESCO Sites in Albania?

Some of the Albanian World Heritage Sites include Burtint, the Historic Berat and Gjirokastra, the Durres Amphitheater, and the Royal Tombs of Selca.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Albania

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