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Facts about Albania

Administrative divisions: 12 counties (qarqe , singular - qark); Berat , Diber , Durres , Elbasan , Fier , Gjirokaster , Korce , Kukes , Lezhe , Shkoder , Tirane , Vlore
Area: total: 28 ,748 sq km land: 27 ,398 sq km water: 1 ,350 sq km
Background: Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912 , but was conquered by Italy in 1939. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960) , and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s , Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment , widespread corruption , a dilapidated physical infrastructure , powerful organized crime networks , and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991 , but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997. In the 2005 general elections , the Democratic Party and its allies won a decisive victory on pledges of reducing crime and corruption , promoting economic growth , and decreasing the size of government. The election , and particularly the orderly transition of power , was considered an important step forward. Although Albania's economy continues to grow , the country is still one of the poorest in Europe , hampered by a large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure. Albania has played a largely helpful role in managing inter-ethnic tensions in southeastern Europe , and is continuing to work toward joining NATO and the EU. Albania , with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan , has been a strong supporter of the global war on terrorism.
Flag description: red with a black two-headed eagle in the center
Capital: name: Tirana (Tirane) geographic coordinates: 41 19 N , 19 49 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Climate: mild temperate; cool , cloudy , wet winters; hot , clear , dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter
Currency code: lek (ALL) note: the plural of lek is leke
Ethnic groups: Albanian 95% , Greek 3% , other 2% (Vlach , Roma (Gypsy) , Serb , Macedonian , Bulgarian) (1989 est.) note: in 1989 , other estimates of the Greek population ranged from 1% (official Albanian statistics) to 12% (from a Greek organization)
Geographic coordinates: 41 00 N , 20 00 E
Geography note: strategic location along Strait of Otranto (links Adriatic Sea to Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea)
Government type: emerging democracy
Imports partners: Italy 33.1% , Greece 18.3% , Turkey 8.7% , Germany 5.7% (2007)
Internet country code: .al
Land boundaries: 362 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 717 km border countries: Greece 282 km , Macedonia 151 km , Montenegro 172 km , Kosovo 112 km
Languages: Albanian (official - derived from Tosk dialect) , Greek , Vlach , Romani , Slavic dialects
Location: Southeastern Europe , bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea , between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north
Map references: Europe
National holiday: Independence Day , 28 November (1912)
Nationality: noun: Albanian(s) adjective: Albanian
Natural hazards: destructive earthquakes; tsunamis occur along southwestern coast; floods; drought
Population: 3 ,619 ,778 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: 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
Terrain: mostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast
Unemployment rate: 13.2% official rate , but may exceed 30% due to preponderance of near-subsistence farming (2007 est.)

Capital of Republic of Albania

Tiranë (click to view Tiranë map)

Places in Albania

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Albania. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Berat County (394 google map locations)
Diber County (319 google map locations)
Durres County (132 google map locations)
Elbasan County (469 google map locations)
Fier County (377 google map locations)
Gjirokaster County (331 google map locations)
Korce County (360 google map locations)
Kukës County (234 google map locations)
Lezhe County (199 google map locations)
Shkoder County (466 google map locations)
Tirane County (254 google map locations)
Vlore County (258 google map locations)

Random cities in Albania

Tiranë, the capital city of Albania.

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