Albania profile

Durres beach in Albania Albanians flock to the Adriatic during the summer
  • Full name: The Republic of Albania
  • Population: 3.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Tirana
  • Major language: Albanian
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 lek = 100 qindars
  • Main exports: Chromium and chrome products, processed foodstuffs
  • GNI per capita: US $3,980 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .al
  • International dialling code: +355

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