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  • Albania Geography and Population

    Posted by franksupa on September 4, 2008

    Area: 28,748 km ²
    Population: 3,135,000 (1/1/2005)
    Density: 109 ab / km ²

    Form of government: parliamentary republic
    Capital: Tirana (343,000 inhabitants).
    Other cities: Durres 99,500 ab., Elbasan 87,800 ab., Scutari 82,500 ab., Vlora 77,700 ab.
    Ethnic groups: 98% Albanians, Greeks 1.8%, Macedonian 0.1%, others 0.1%
    Neighbouring countries: SOUTH Greece, Serbia and Montenegro to NORTH, Macedonia to EST

    Monti: Korab 2751 m, 2694 m Jezercë
    Rivers: Drin 285 km (stretch Albanian total 335 km), Seman-Devoll 281 km, Vjosa 272 km (stretch Albanian)
    Lakes: Lake Shkoder 148 km ² (Part Albanian total 370 km ²), Lake Ohrid 120 km ² (Part Albanian total 363 km ²)
    Islands: Sazan 6 km ²
    Climate: Mediterranean – Continental

    Language: Albanian Tosco (official), Ghego Albanian, Greek
    Religion: Islamic 84%, 9% Orthodox, Roman Catholic 6%, other 1%
    Currency: Albanian Lek

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