Where is Albania?

Albania is a European country covering 28,748.00 km2 of which 4.70% is water and 27,398.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 55th smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Maryland. Its geographic coordinates are 41 00 N, 20 00 E and Tirana is the capital city.

Albania has a 691.00 km border with Greece (212 km), Kosovo (112 km), Macedonia (181 km) and Montenegro (186 km).

The country's English name seems to derive from the Illyrian tribe of the Albani.

Its ISO code is AL.

Geography

It is located in Southeastern Europe. Albania has a mean elevation of 708 m above sea level.

It has a mild temperate climate with cool, damp winters and hot, long summers. It is mostly mountaineous and hilly, with small plains along the coastline.

Population

Albania has a population of 3,038,594 making it the 137th largest in the world. The population of the country is rather evenly distributed.

Albanian is the official language. The largest ethnic group is Albanians. The population is mostly Muslim, with Roman Catholic and Orthodox groups also represented.

The dialing code for the country is 355.

Government

Albania is an independent country. It gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Albania's GDP is $33,900,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 124th largest economy and its citizens the 123rd richest in the world. The currency of Albania is the Lek (ALL).

Its major export partners are Italy, Kosovo, the USA, China, and Greece. Its main exports are apparel and clothing, asphalt, and metals. Its major import partners are Italy, China, and Greece. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, and textiles.