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 ALBANIEN

 

Location: A state in southeastern Europe. It borders Montenegro and Kosovo to the north, Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south.
Area: 28,748 km²
Capital: Tirana, 421,000 inhabitants
National holidays: 01. May (Labor Day), 19./20. August (Great Bajram - End of Ramadan), October 19: Mother Theresa Day, November 28: Independence Day, November 29: Liberation Day, December 25 (Christmas), January 01 (New Year's Day)
Landscape: More than two-thirds of the Albanian territory is occupied by mountainous land and partly by high mountain regions. Albania's highest mountain is the Korab at 2764 meters. On the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, Albania has a 362-kilometer coastline with many sandy and pebble beaches.
Population: 2,832,000; Albania has a fairly uniform population ethnically. The Albanians are the largest ethnic group with 82.58% of the population. They are divided into two large groups: Gegen (in the north) and Tosken (in the southern half of the country).
National currency: The national currency is Lek (ALL). The price is kept relatively stable by the Albanian state bank against the euro. ALL 1 EUR = 140 ALL (September 2013)
Area code Albania: 00355


In Albania there are currently 14 protected areas as national parks such as the Drenova National Park (forest area with a significant population of brown bears), Lura National Park (forest area with 14 glacial lakes), Theth National Park (mountains with mountain forests and endemic plants), Valbona National Park (unpolluted alpine landscape) ,
World Heritage Site:
Ruins of Butrint and hilltop settlement Kalivo
Historical centers of Gjirokastra and Berat