Albania


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Ethem Bey Mosque, Tirana, Albania
Ethem Bey Mosque, Tirana

Facts about Albania

Area: 28,748 sq km

Population: 3,600,523 (2007 est.)

Capital: Tirana

Other major cities: Shkodra, Durres, Vlora

Currency: Lek (ALL)

Language: Albanian

Telephone country code: country code 355

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1

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Albania TOP Destinations

Situated south of Tirana, Berat is Albania’s most beautiful city; lying in a picturesque setting on the banks of the Osum River, it is ringed by the Tomorr and Shpirag Mountains. More...

Gjirokastër nestles on three hill-sides in the valley of the Drino River, in southern Albania. Second only to Berat in terms of the number of its important historic monuments, it is the country’s most popular tourist destination. More...

Tirana is located on the Ishm River, surrounded by a picturesque ring of mountains. Its own special blend of Balkan sparkle and lively café culture are what first attract tourists to Tirana. More...

Durrës is Albania’s largest port, with direct ferry services connecting it to Bari. Because of its proximity to Tirana, it has become the country’s largest holiday resort, with kilometres of newly built hotels lining its sandy coastline. More...

Vlorë lies in the picturesque Gulf of Vlorë, protected by the Karaburum Peninsula. Albania’s fourth-largest city and an important port, its main industry today is tourism - thanks to its coastal beaches and popular holiday resorts. More...

Butrint is an archeological site with international significance, representing about 2000 years from the Hellenistic temple buildings from the 4th century BC, to the Ottoman defences created in the 19th century. More...


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World Heritage Sites in Albania

Gjirokastër nestles on three hill-sides in the valley of the Drino River, in southern Albania. Second only to Berat in terms of the number of its important historic monuments, it is the country’s most popular tourist destination. More...

Butrint is an archeological site with international significance, representing about 2000 years from the Hellenistic temple buildings from the 4th century BC, to the Ottoman defences created in the 19th century. More...

Berat, Albania
Berat, Albania