About Albania

 

Geographical Position

Albania is a country in South-Eastern Europe, in the West of the Balkan Peninsula, between the geographical coordinates: 39 16' latitude and 42 39' longitudes. Albania is almost midway between Equator and the North Pole, and covers a surface of 28.748 km2. The overall length of the borderline of the Republic of Albania is 1094 km; out of which 657-km is land-border, 316-km sea-border, 48-km river-border and 73 km lake-border. Albania's coastline length is 476 km. The Republic of Albania, on the North borders with Montenegro and North-East with Kosovo, on the East with Macedonia, and in the South and South-East with Greece. On the West, Albania is washed by the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The average altitude is 708 m, i.e. two times higher than that of Europe. Albania is included in the humid sub-tropical zone of the Northern Hemisphere, and it belongs to the Mediterranean climatic zone.

 

Climate

Coastal areas: Central Mediterranean, mild and wet winter, hot and dry summer.
Alpine areas: Central Continental, cold and wild winter, wet summer.

 

Climate

Coastal areas: Central Mediterranean, mild and wet winter, hot and dry summer.
Alpine areas: Central Continental, cold and wild winter, wet summer.

Relieve

Lowland – Western Albania, Plain – Eastern Albania, Alpine – Northern Albania, the Highest Peak – Korabi Mountain (2,753m)

Capital City

Tirana (since 1920)

Country code:

+355

Main Cities

Durres, Vlora, Saranda, Shkodra, Berat, Korca, Gjirokastra, Elbasani,

Currency

Lek (ALL)

Local time:

GTM +1 (GTM+2 between the end of April and the end of October )

Airport

Rinas ( Mother Teresa)

Religion

There are three official religions in Albania: Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic. Albania is known for its religious coexistence.

Credit Cards:

American Express, Dinners Club and Visa, are accepted by banks and several hotels. Travelers Checks are accepted by banks and some large hotels. However, most bills are paid in cash or travelers checks

Political System

Albania is Parliamentary Republic. Flag description: The national flag of the Republic of Albania represents a black bicephalous eagle with open wings situated in the middle of a red background.

Official Language

Albanian
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