ALBANIA which official name is Republic of Albania or Albania is a country from Europe located at the Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Serbia to the north. ALBANIA with 720 km sq km, limits to Greece 282 km, Macedonia 151 km, Montenegro 172 km, Serbia 115 km; and is divided into 12 counties. ALBANIA’s capital is Tirana which is the most populated city with about 374,801 inhabitants.

History of ALBANIA

ALBANIA’s government is emerging democracy; a Republic with a Ceremonial government type, with President Bamir Topi as head of state and Prime Minister Sali Berisha as head of government.

Other symbols of ALBANIA are Albanian anthem “Hymni I Flamurit (Hymn to the Flag) Albanian flag.Red composes Albanian flag with a black two-headed eagle in the center.

ALBANIA’s history is quite long: Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapidated physical infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be mostly free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997. In the 2005 general elections, the Democratic Party and its allies won a decisive victory on pledges of reducing crime and corruption, promoting economic growth, and decreasing the size of government. The election, and particularly the orderly transition of power, was considered an important step forward. Although Albania’s economy continues to grow, the country is still one of the poorest in Europe, hampered by a large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure. Albania has played a largely helpful role in managing inter-ethnic tensions in southeastern Europe and is continuing to work toward joining NATO and the EU. Albania, with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been a strong supporter of the global war on terrorism.

ALBANIAs geography

ALBANIA has an area of 28,748Km, with a coastline of 362, this great area is composed of 27,398 sq km of land and 1,350 sq km of water. Albanian geography is known for its mostly mountains and hills and small plains along the coast. This makes Albanian’s land specially proclive to destructive earthquakes; tsunamis occur along the southwestern coast; floods; drought.

Guide to travel to ALBANIA

If you are thinking about traveling to ALBANIA, you will have to take into consideration some points like ALBANIA’s currency, ALBANIA’s weather, ALBANIA’s national holiday and ALBANIA’s transports.

The first thing you need to know about your travels abroad is country’s currency. ALBANIA`s currency is called lek ( L), which is divided into 100 qindarka (qintars). For your consideration, lek’s exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.77.2649993896.

ALBANIA’s weather is characterized to be mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is more relaxed and wetter. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to ALBANIA.

You can also consider visiting ALBANIA on its national holiday to get in ALBANIA’s culture. If you do so, ALBANIA’s national holiday is called Independence Day, 28 November.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don’t forget to visit the highest point of ALBANIA: Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) 2,764 m. And also try to get to ALBANIA’s lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit ALBANIA’s tallest structure: ( ).

Don’t be afraid to take a flight to Albania, with more than 11 airports and one airline; you will get to ALBANIA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. ALBANIA has about447 of railways, and also43 of roadways so is a right place for a car trip.

Albanian Culture

ALBANIA is known by Albanians as Republika e Shqiperise or Shqiperia in the shortened way. Albanian, about 3,600,523 people, are composed by different ethnics: Albanian 95%, Greek 3%, other 2% (Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Serb, Macedonian, Bulgarian) (1989 est.). And they also have different languages: Albanian, Macedonian.

Another relevant point nowadays it’s ALBANIA’s religion. Albanians are divided in Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%. So you can visit any of it’s9 like Resurrection of Christ Cathedral, Tirana.

But if want to know more about ALBANIA’s culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Albanian novelists’ books like Ismail Kadare.