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Albania is located in eastern Europe across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. It is north of Greece, west of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and south of Montenegro and Kosovo.
Albania is a country located in Southeastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea.


longitude of Albania: 20 degrees east latitude of Albania: 40 degrees north
In South Eastern Europe, close to Greece.
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What are the landforms of Albania?

Albania is mostly a mountainous/hilly country with 70% mountains and a beautiful coastline, especially Sarande. There are also plains. There are three very deep lakes, formed by tectonic activity.

What is the population of Albania?

The population of Albania is just over three million people livingin an 11,000 square mile area. This means that there are about 250people living in every square mile.

How old is Albania?

From the beginning of the world Albanians are one of the oldest folks in the Ballkan

Why is Albania unique?

Albania is Unique for many reason but the most important are the diversity of religions in our country and still there is peace and love. Our history goes back to the illyrians to the world war 2 as our people have been in war for more then 2000 years to defend our name and culture and still we are known as the Country of the eagles The most horrific attack being the attack of the Ottoman Empire As we have fought them for more then 500 years by the magnificant leader Skenderberg which now is our National Hero. Many Magnificant People Are from our Country From Mother Teresa Who dedicated her life to religion and help the poor around the world. And The Fantastic Writer Ismail Kadare who is candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Is Albania poor?

Albania is poor because of the "3rd world hole". Basically, once a country is a third world country, accessing resources to improve suburban areas to more urban is very difficult without the help from another country, or be like any other country in the world and do it yourself. In addition, the government is terrible. Communism was an issue a while ago, and little to nothing has improved. However, they do have very beautiful beaches in the south. I wouldn't go there myself, too many drugs and violence. (The beaches do not even have trained life guards, so good luck). Overall, it is a pretty poor country and little tourism. Also, Albanians out there who feel offended, that gives you as a human being no right to delete this answer because it is true. If you feel as though this answer wasn't well written, make a video about it and stick it down your throat. And this wasn't written by a Greek or any other ethnicity you are not fond of, so calm down. (It was written by an Albanian itself). Hopefully, I answered your question.

What does Albania mean?

Im very sorry to say this, but you may be a idiot. I myself am a Albanian, it is not a noun, from the way you phrased the question it makes it sound like you think its a thing. Maybe you should read a book once in a while...

What is the history of Albania?

History . Historic Albania . The Albanians are reputedly descendants of Illyrian and Thracian tribes that settled the region in ancient times. The area then comprised parts of Illyria and Epirus and was known to the ancient Greeks for its mines. The coastal towns, Epidamnus (Durrës) and Apollonia , were colonies of Corcyra (Kérkira) and Corinth, but the interior formed an independent kingdom that reached its height in the 3d cent. A.D.. After the division (395) of the Roman Empire, Albania passed to Byzantium. While nominally (until 1347) under Byzantine rule, N Albania was invaded (7th cent.) by the Serbs, and S Albania was annexed (9th cent.) by Bulgaria. In 1014, Emperor Basil II retook S Albania, which remained in the Byzantine Empire until it passed to Epirus in 1204. Venice founded coastal colonies at present-day Shkodër and Lezhë in the 11th cent., and in 1081 the Normans began to contest Byzantine control of Albania. Norman efforts were continued by the Neapolitan Angevins; in 1272, Charles I of Naples was proclaimed king of Albania. In the 14th cent., however, the Serbs under Stephen Dušan conquered most of the country.. Ottoman Rule . After Dušan's death (1355), Albania was ruled by native chieftains until the Turks began their conquests in the 15th cent. In return for serving the Turks, a son of one of these chieftains received the title Iskender Bey (Lord Alexander), which in Albanian became Scanderbeg . Later, however, he led the Albanian resistance to Turkish domination and, after his death in 1468, was immortalized as Albania's national hero. Supported by Venice and Naples, Albania continued to struggle against the Turks until 1478, when the country passed under Ottoman rule.. Many Albanians distinguished themselves in the Turkish army and bureaucracy; others were made pashas and beys and had considerable local autonomy. In the early 19th cent., Ali Pasha ruled Albania like a sovereign until he overreached and was assassinated. Under Turkish rule Islam became the predominant religion of Albania. However, the Albanian highlanders, never fully subjected, were able to retain their tribal organizations. Economically, the country stagnated under Ottoman rule, and numerous local revolts flared. A cultural awakening began in the 19th cent., and Albanian nationalism grew in the aftermath of the Treaty of San Stefano (1877), which Russia imposed on the Turks and which gave large parts of Albania to the Balkan Slavic nations. The European Great Powers intensified their struggle for influence in the Balkans during the years that followed.. National Independence . The first of the Balkan Wars , in 1912, gave the Albanians an opportunity to proclaim their independence. During the Second Balkan War (1913), Albania was occupied by the Serbs. A conference of Great Power ambassadors defined the country's borders in 1913 and destroyed the dream of a Greater Albania by ceding large tracts to Montenegro, Serbia, and Greece. The ambassadors at the conference placed Albania under their guarantee and named William, prince of Wied , as its ruler. Within a year he had fled, as World War I erupted and Albania became a battleground for contending Serb, Montenegrin, Greek, Italian, Bulgarian, and Austrian forces.. Secret treaties drafted during the war called for Albania's dismemberment, but Albanian resistance and the principle of self-determination as promoted by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson helped to restore an independent Albania. In 1920 the Congress of Lushnje reasserted Albanian independence. The early postwar years witnessed a struggle between conservative landlords led by Ahmed Zogu and Western-influenced liberals under Bishop Fan S. Noli. After Noli's forces seized power in 1924, Zogu fled to Yugoslavia, where he secured foreign support for an army to invade Albania. In 1925, Albania was proclaimed a republic under his presidency; in 1928 he became King Zog .. Italy, whose political and economic influence in Albania had steadily increased, invaded the country in 1939, forcing Zog into exile and bringing Albania under Italian hegemony. The Albanian puppet government declared war on the Allies in 1940; but resistance groups, notably the extreme leftist partisans under Enver Hoxha , waged guerrilla warfare against the occupying Axis armies. In 1943--44, a civil war also raged between the partisans and non-Communist forces within Albania. Albania was liberated from the Axis invaders without the aid of the Red Army or of direct Soviet military assistance, and received most of its war matériel from the Anglo-American command in Italy.. Albanian Communism . In late 1944, Hoxha's partisans seized most of Albania and formed a provisional government. The Communists held elections (Dec., 1945) with an unopposed slate of candidates and, in 1946, proclaimed Albania a republic with Hoxha as premier. From 1944 to 1948, Albania maintained close relations with Yugoslavia, which had helped to establish the Albanian Communist party. After Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia broke with Stalin , Albania became a satellite of the USSR. Albania's disapproval of de-Stalinization and of Soviet-Yugoslav rapprochement led in 1961 to a break between Moscow and Tiranë.. Chinese influence and economic aid replaced Soviet, and Albania became China's only ally in Communist Eastern Europe. Albania ceased active participation in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON) and, after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, withdrew from the Warsaw Treaty Organization . In the early 1970s continuing Soviet hostility and Albanian isolation led the Hoxha regime to make overtures to neighboring Yugoslavia, Greece, and Italy. The alliance with China lasted until 1977 when Hoxha broke ties in protest of China's liberalization and the U.S.-China rapprochement.. Ramiz Alia became president in 1982 and, following Hoxha's death in 1985, first secretary of the Albanian Communist party. Alia began to strengthen ties with other European nations, notably Italy and Greece, and restored diplomatic relations with the USSR (1990) and the United States (1991). The government began to allow tourism and promote foreign trade, and permitted the formation of the opposition Democratic party.. Attempts at Democracy . In the elections of Mar., 1991, the Communists defeated the Democrats, but popular discontent over poor living conditions and an exodus of Albanian refugees to Greece and Italy forced the cabinet to resign shortly thereafter. In new elections (1992) the Socialists (Communists) lost to the Democrats, Alia resigned, and Democratic leader Sali Berisha became Albania's first democratically elected president. With unemployment and inflation accelerating, the new government took steps toward a free-market economy. Although the economic picture showed some signs of improvement during the 1990s, poverty and unemployment remained widespread. The Berisha government prosecuted former Communist leaders, including Ramiz Alia, who was convicted of abuses of power and jailed. In 1994, Albania joined the NATO Partnership for Peace plan, and in 1995, it was admitted to the Council of Europe.. Berisha's party claimed a landslide victory in the 1996 general elections, which were marked by irregularities. In Mar., 1997, following weeks of rioting over collapsed pyramid investment schemes, Prime Minister Aleksander Meksi, a Democrat, resigned. Berisha, however, was elected to a new five-year term and named Bashkim Fino, a Socialist, to head a new coalition government. Parliament declared a state of emergency as rebels gained control of large sections of southern Albania and threatened the capital. Thousands of Albanians fled to Italy, and an international force from eight European nations arrived in Apr., 1997, to help restore order. The Socialists won parliamentary elections held in July, and Berisha resigned, succeeded by Socialist Rexhep Kemal Meidani. Fatos Nano became prime minister in 1997 but resigned in 1998 and was succeeded by fellow Socialist Pandeli Majko. Majko resigned in Oct., 1999, after he lost a Socialist party leadership election and was succeeded by Socialist Ilir Meta. Albanians approved their first post-Communist constitution in 1998. The country was flooded with refugees from neighboring Kosovo in 1998 and 1999. In the June, 2001, parliamentary elections the Socialists were returned to power. After Meta resigned in Jan., 2002, Majko again became prime minister; following Majko's resignation in July, Nano succeeded him. In June, 2002, a compromise candidate, Alfred Moisiu, a former general and defense minister, was elected to succeed President Meidani. Parliamentary elections in July, 2005, resulted in a victory for Berisha's Democrats, but Socialist challenges to some of the results delayed certification of the vote. In September, however, Nano resigned, and Berisha became prime minister. In July, 2007, after a protracted series of votes in parliament, Bamir Topi, a Democrat, was elected president. Albania was invited in Mar., 2008, to become a member of NATO.

What is the religion of Albania?

Albania's religion is 50 50 between Christianity and Fake none religious Muslim!!!!! Albanians were first Christians, but then converted to Islam, because of the Turks. But many Albanians now are converting back to there rightful religion Christianity. and yeah,a lot of albanian people are atheist,just like me

What is the currency in Albania?

the currency in Albania is lek named after Alexander the great leke or euro. leke is used more commonly as far as i kno cuz when i went to visit my family everything was sold in leke. but im guessing that the euro is used more for the buisnesses that other countries have. but overall the leke is used way more than the euro. i dont think that people in Albania have euros, they just use leke to pay for everything.

Food in Albania?

Delicious Alot of bread, meat, and cheese!!! although lately influenced by international cookinga nd stuff albanians will alays have their own yummy special food like: meatballs;pie(not American way)and uch things as rice shoved into pepperoni or tomatoes(called filled pepperonis alb.translation:speca te mbushur)and we also love meat!! yep we do.theres no celebration where we won't cook our own meat.and what about bread; we use it like hell....idk why we just do....and we r not so healthy this way aren't we?(told my parents so)anyway albanian cooking is gr8

Which sea does Albania have?

Albania has a total area of 28,750 square kilometers. Its coastline is 362 kilometres long and extends along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.

What landmarks are in Albania?

Rozafa this is one of them ther is also Kalaja e Shkoderes. if you go to. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_Albania_have_famous_landmarks . it has some :)

When was Albania found?

\n. \nAfter five hundred years of Ottoman domination, an independent Albania was proclaimed in 28 November 1912. But the Albanian people where there for 2000 years +

What are the customs in Albania?

In addition to traditional religious holidays, pagan holidays and folklore play a role in Albanian life. Agricultural fairs and religious festivals occur throughout the year and often include competitions .Dita e Verës (Spring Day) is celebrated in mid-March in Elbasan. Folkloric festivals take place in towns across the country; one of the largest is the National Festival of Folklore held in Gjirokastër, a historic town that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. Albania's independence is celebrated throughout the country on November 28.. Albanian iso-polyphony is a form of group singing that is performed primarily by men. Albanian iso-polyphony was listed by UNESCO in 2005 as an outstanding example of the world's intangible cultural heritage. Revived in the early 21st century, this folk tradition is still practiced at weddings, festivals, and other social events. Common folk instruments used in Albania include the çifteli (a long-necked two-stringed mandolin) and the gërnetë (a type of clarinet).

What are facts about Albania?

Continent: Europe Capital: Tirana Area: 11,100 sq mi. Population: 3,600,523 Government: Emerging Democracy Language: Albanian, Greek, Tosk Money: lek Life expectancy: 77.6 Literacy Rate: 98% Albania'a town, Butrint is one of the country's most important archeological sites. Albania had the highest GDP growth in Europe for the last 10 years. And in 2009 and 2010 when Europe was in recession its economy growth was still positive. We also have alps in the north that rival in beauty to that of Switzerland and hudreds of kilometers of beaches some of which are unspoiled which is usually uncommon in that region. The country was listed as 5 on top 10 destinations of 2011 by lonely planet and the country borders three lakes; the deepest in the balkans (lake ohrid) the largest (lake shkodra) and the highest tectonic (lake prespa).

What is the gnp of Albania?

GDP (purchasing power parity):. $20.87 billion note: Albania has a large gray economy that may be as large as 50% of official GDP (2007 est.)

Who is the leader of Albania?

Sali Berisha is the Prime Minister and Bamir Topi is the President the Prime Minister has more power than the President in Albania

Who is the President of Albania?

Bujar Nishani is the President of Albania. Bujar Nishani is the 6th President of Albania serving from 2012July 24 to the present.

Who founded Albania?

Albania was officially founded November 28, 1912, though no onediscovered or founded Albania not like America was founded. Albaniaexisted since the Middle Ages and is the oldest civilization andcountry in the Balkans.

What is Albania know for?

Albania is known for the "besa" of its people and also for their large number of Albanians left out of the current country like the Albanians of Kosovo,Macedonia,Greece,Montenegro and Serbia.Albania is the only state in the world that is bordered from its own people,like in the north from Albanians in Kosovo,Montenegro and Serbia.On the east from the Albanians in Macedonia and in the south from the Albanians in Greece.

What is Albania like?

As the country is in the Mediterranean, the weather is quite warm in the summer - 37 degrees at it's peak. Compared to the other European countries, it is quite poor, has dirt roads and messed up politics. It does have some beautiful scenery though, and the people there are quite hospitable.

What can you descover about Albania?

the most beautiful nature in Europe ,the bigest history of this wonderful country,the modetn towns in Tirana,Albania is the country of mother Teresa and many famous peoples

Why go to Albania?

U should visit Albania,cuz is one of the most beautiful countries in europe,have great nature,and the capital is very modern,and have great nightlife

Are there Muslims in Albania?

Yes, there are Muslims in Albania. They form the majority of the population. However, Albania is a Secular State as opposed to an Islamic State. 70% of Albania population are Muslims (accounting for around 2.5 million)

What world is Albania?

Albania is second world country,but is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe,and is the second country in Europe for beauty nature ,and this year Albania had the bigest grow of economy with 10%

What is Albanias borders?

It is bordered by Montenegro in the north, Kosova in the northeast, Macedonia in the east and Greece to the south-east. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea in the west, and on the Ionian Sea in the southwest. It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which links the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.

Is kosovo Albania?

Yes, complete Albania. They are same people, same blood, same everything. They speak same language and everything. Just like Oregon and Washington, are they different?

Is Albania Christian?

70 percent Muslim, 30 percent christian. They were originally christian but became Muslim because of the Ottoman empire invaded.

What is Albania famous for?

Albania is famous because even though it looks little on a world map its traditions are truly beautiful and the way that the pry-minister leads the country

Is Albania socialist?

Albania is a parliamentary democracy. Communism fell in 1992, and since then, both left and right wing parties have been in power.

What goevernment does Albania have?

Albania has a government of parliamentary republic.But now they are facing a lot of difficulties in the republic because of the current corruptive government.

Who was Albania founded by?

The Word Albania it Was From The Caucasus But The Balkan Albanians Are Illyrians The First Kingdom Was Called Principality of Arber 1190-1255 A.D But in 1272 A.D They Took The Name Albania From The Caucasus.

What is the lanuage in Albania?

In Albania, most people speak one of the two dialects of Albanian. The standard dialect is Tosk Albanian, which is spoken throughout the country and has the most speakers. Gheg Albanian is also popular, and it predominates in the North. There are also various other regional languages spoken by Albanians, such as Greek, Macedonian, and Serbo-Croation. Here are some more links for information. The first one describes the languages spoken in Albania, and the second one is a map that displays the distribution of minority groups and their respective languages in Albania.

How do you divorce in Albania?

When you want to divorce from a husband/wife, you just tell his/her parents that he/she is not your husband/wife any longer.

What is Albania near?

Albania is a amazing country. It has a lot of cultures and traditions. Its near to the 'meditrranean ocean. It is near to the Italy and Greece.you should visit Albania its the most amazing place ,and it has a lot of beauty in it.

When was Albania made?

The current state of Albania declared independence in 1912, and it was recognised by the rest of the world in 1920 (but with different borders from the ones the Albanians wanted).

Does Albania have a Santa?

Yes except the "Santa-cult", if you may so call it, is not limmited to Christinanity as in the celebration of christmas. it is in fact a common practise by many religious groups (including the muslim community) along with Catholic Christmas, Orthodox Christmas and New Years Eve. Santa in Albania is rather considered "Father Winter", but follows the exact traditions as he does in other european countries. (This goes for Kosovo aswell)

What is Albania populur for?

Albania is popular for leading exports such as textiles,footwear,asphalt,metals,metallic ores,crude oil,vegetables,fruits and tobacco....hope it helps it was from my social studies text book so I'm not just guessing

What launguages are in Albania?

Tha language Albanian people speak is Albanian. Albanian is our official language. Albanian people however, usually speak Italian, Greek and English.

Do they have scorpions in Albania?

Yes! Mesobuthus gibbosus (Brullé, 1832) This yellow to yellow-brown scorpion can reach 67-75 mm in length, and is distributed in eastern parts of Europe. It is reported from Albania, Greece (including many of the Greek islands), Macedonia and Yugoslavia. M. gibbosus is found in several habitats. I have collected it in dry and hot wasteland without any vegetation, both in mountain areas and on the beach, only meters away from the sea. In addition, some papers reports of collecting sites located in forests. It seems that this species can be found in both humid areas and warm and dry areas. M. gibbosus is usually located under stones and other suitable objects on the ground.

What is Albanias' religion?

1st: Graeco-Religions in corporation with various Roman/Thracian/Illyrian "Paganist cults". (Zot - common word for "God" - descending from Zeus. Other: Afërdita, common girl name. Descendant from Afrodite - Afër means "Close" in Albanian and Dita/e - means "Day".) .   . 2nd: Catholic Christianity (+ Orthodox Christianity and Judiaism on a minor scale) .   . 3rd: Majority converts to Islam (due to the full occupation of the Ottomans, after heavy resistance - i.e. forcefull convertionism) . for more info, See: Gjergj ("George") " Skanderbeg " (Turkish: Iskanderbey- "Alexander") Kastrioti .   . 4rth: Majority forced to renounce religion as a factor of their lives at all, in short: Nation spread Atheism. (Religious practise in this time period is a (deadly) crime - under communist rule) . for more info, see: People's Socialist Republic of Albania .   . 5th: Re-convertion to Islam and Christianity (Catholic & Orthodox) - Present day. .   . In short: Let's just say we know what Religion really is.

What is the rules in Albania?

Well, I'm not sure what rules are you talking about, but let's start with Albania has a Parliament, a democratic government and a constitution. If that's the kind of rules you're talking about, the rules are simple in every country: don't steal, don't kill...etc. If you're talking about social norms or how to get along with an Albanian, then i think you should know that Albanians are very Territorial, crazy about their flag, energetic, loud, bunt honest and drive like the world will end in 5 minutes. Surprisingly they love foreigners, they love to show off the beauties of their country and take particular pride on their food.

Does Albania get snow?

Albania does receive winter snowfall. It receives a high level of precipitation due to its geographical location, and combined with winter temperatures averaging 2 degrees C, the country receives frequent winter snowfall.

Why was Albania named Albania?

Albania means, Land of the eagle, and it was named that because two eagles saved a king of Albania [ named Pirro ] from death in 600 B.C.

How greet in Albania?

Differen situation, differen greet. Mire mengjes - good morning mire mbrema - good evening naten e mire - good night mire u pafshim - good bye shendet - salute. It is used when you live somebody and means good health. Lately a Italian word ciao is used too. it means bye.