Capital: Tirana ; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 3.5%
Key Facts

Full name: The Republic of Albania
Population: 3.2 million (UN, 2010)
Major language: Albanian
Major religions: Islam, Christianity
Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN, 2010)
Monetary unit: 1 lek = 100 qindars
Main exports: Chromium and chrome products, processed foodstuffs
GNI per capita: US $3,960 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .al
International dialling code: +355

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    The country (Albania) is situated in Southeastern Europe and is bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Serbia and Greece and Montenegro.
    It has borders with FYR Macedonia for 151km, Greece for 282km, Montenegro for 172km.
    Land in Albania is generally mountains and hills; tiny plains along coast.
    Albanian land covers an area of 28748 km² .

    The climate is mild temperate and cool, cloudy and wet in winters. With hot, clear, and dry summers. Inside the country is cooler and wetter.
    Albanian(s) speak Albanian (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects.