interesting facts about Albania

20 Awesome Facts about Albania

Want to learn a little more about the countries of the world? Take a look at these 20 super interesting facts about Albania!

  1. Albania is a beautiful country located in southeastern Europe, with stunning sandy beaches along the Adriatic Sea.
  2. It shares a border with Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, Macedonia to the east and to the south and southeast.
  3. It has an area of 11,100 square miles (28,748 square kilometres).
Facts of Albania

Flag of Albania

  1. The coordinates for Albania are 41.0000° N, 20.0000°
  2. Albania’s population was 2.846 million in 2020.
  3. Tirana is the capital city; it has an area of 16.1 square miles (41.8 square kilometres) and a population of 421,286 (2011).
  1. The terrain here is mostly mountainous and hilly, with large plains along the idyllic coastline.
  2. Interestingly, Albania is one of only three European countries that does not have a branch of McDonald’s!
  3. Residents here enjoy a temperate climate with dry, hot summers and wet, cool winters. Perfect, we like it even more!

facts about Albania

  1. Tirana’s international airport is named after Mother Teresa, who’s family were of Albanian descent.
  2. Weirdly, if you shake your head in Albania it will be taken to mean yes, and if you nod, it means no – that’ll take some getting used to!
  3. The average life expectancy here is 78.34 years (2016).
  1. The currency of Albania is the Albanian Lek.
  2. Albania’s official language is… Albanian! Shocker, eh?!
  3. In the Albanian language the word ‘Albania’ is actually known as Shqiperia, whilst ‘no’ is jo and yes is po.

interesting facts about Albania

  1. More than a third of Albania is forest, giving home to incredible wild animals including Lynx and Brown Bears.
  2. They grow fruits, corn, potatoes, wheat and vegetables, rear livestock and produce dairy products here.
  3. The country’s industry consists of food and tobacco products, textiles, lumber, oil, cement, mining and hydropower.
  4. Albania exports textiles, asphalt, metals, crude oil, vegetables, fruits and tobacco.
  5. Want to call family or friends in Albania?  You’ll need to use the international dialling code +355.

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