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flag Albania Albania: Introduction

Capital: Tirana


Total Population: 2,773,620
Natural Increase: -1.0%
Density: 101 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 55.4%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Tirane (760,000); Elbasan (296,000); Durrës (265,000); Shkodër (217,000); Vlorë (184,000).
Ethnic Origins: Albanians 95%, Greeks 3%, others 2%.
Official Language: Albanian
Other Languages Spoken: Greek, Vlach, Romani
Business Language(s): Albanian.
Religion: Muslims 70%, Albanian Orthodox Christians 20%, Roman Catholics 10%.
Literacy Rate: 98.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Tirana

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Albanian Lek (ALL)

Country Overview

Area: 28,750 km²
Type of State: Parliamentary Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Transition country.
An economy heavily dependent on agriculture.
HDI*: 0.717/1
HDI (World Rank): 95/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Albania, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Albania, Dial +355
Internet Suffix: .al
Telephone Lines: 9.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 54.7 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,5504,4065,3964,8824,855
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,0911,5451,9511,9682,331
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,2151,9902,2351,8612,085
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,3482,2562,3982,0691,998

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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