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Information about Albania

Geography of Albania

Albania is situated in the western part of Balkan Peninsula. Albania is bordered on Greece (282 kilometres) in the south and south-east, by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (151 kilometres) in the east, by Serbia (114 kilometres) and Monte...

History of Albania

People lived on the territory of today’s Albania as early as in ancient ages. At that time the southern territory of the country was a part of the state of Epirus. The central area with the towns of Apollonia and Epidamn (later it was renamed into...

Political system of Albania

Albania is a democratic republic. The head of state in Albania is the President. The head of the government is the Prime Minister. There are 140 deputies in the Parliament of Albania, the single-chamber Assembly of the Republic of Albania. 100 deputies ar

Time zone of Albania

Central European Time - is abbreviated as CET Central European Summer Time - is abbreviated as CEST...

Language of Albania

The Albanian language is divided into two dialectic groups: Gheg dialect in the north and Tosk dialect in the south. The latter forms the basis of the official language of Albania. The most of Albanian population speaks Tosk....

Currency of Albania

The currency of the country is Leke. Banknotes with nominal value of 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5000 Lek of various modifications and coins with nominal value of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Lek circulate here. There are banknotes with equal nominal...

Religion of Albania

In 1967 all the mosques and churches were closed. At the same time all the religious ceremonies were forbidden. Religious activity was permitted again only in 1990. The most of believers are Muslims (70%), Orthodox Christians amount to 20% of the...

Population of Albania

Albania is one of the most under populated countries in Europe. Albanian population is only 3.5 million people. 90% of them are Albanians. The rest part of the population includes other ethnical groups such as Greeks (8%), Roma, Vlachs, Bulgarians...

Climate of Albania

Mild subtropical climate with a dry hot summer (the average temperature is +27°C) and humid cool winter (the average temperature is +5°C), typical of the whole Mediterranean region, prevails in Albania. In general the temperature depends directly upon...

Flora & Fauna of Albania

Albania is not distinguished for great variety of flora. Low hills surrounding the coastal plain are covered with underbrush of xerophytic shrubs – maquis. There are greenwoods on the middle level of the mountains, but intensive soil erosion causes its...
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