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Albania is a country located in south-eastern Europe, the Balkans.

Capital : Tirana
Language : Albanian
Currency :  Lek
Population : 2 886 026
Area : 28748  km2

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Albania facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. ATMs can only be used by people who have issued a card in Albania.

3. 6.2% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

4. Over 446,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (154 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

5. In Albania, Poles are associated with John Paul II, thanks to which they are treated well.

6. The national top-level domain is .al . There are over 14,440 websites with this extension.

7. The most popular pages with the extension .al are google.al, shekulli.com.al and ikub.al.

8. Over 80% of cars driving in Albania are Mercedes.

9. Although the dominant religion is Islam, the country has more churches and churches than mosques.

10. The country has over 18,000 km of paved roads (0.03% of all roads in the world).

11. There are 4 airports in this country, all with paved surface.

12. In this country there are over 339 km of railway tracks.

13. Full name of the country – Republic of Albania,

14. Many villages are completely cut off from the world for half a year due to snow.

15. Although the law of revenge (“the blood does not age”) is strictly observed, it is a safe country, in which there is a rule that guests (tourists) cannot fall off their heads.


Geography in Albania

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1. The nearest capital in a straight line from Tirana is Podgorica (Montenegro) – 132 km.

2. The furthest capital in a straight line from Tirana is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17930 km.

3. The lowest located place in the country is Chott Melrhir – 40 m.p.p.

4. Albania borders with such countries as: Greece 282 km, Macedonia 151 km, Montenegro 172 km, Kosovo 112 km.

5. Over 40% of Albania is covered by forests.

6. The highest peak – Korab, 2764 m above sea level.

7. The longest river – Drin, 285 km.

8. Albania is about 11 times smaller than Poland.

9. There are 12010 km2 of agricultural land in Albania (44% of the country).

10. Moscopole is the highest located city in the country.

11. 8040 km2 of the country is covered by forests (29.3%)


Finance in Albania

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1. The minimum wage is 22,000 drugs per month in a system of 40 hours of work per week (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Albania is 15%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 23%, and for companies 15% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.3%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 11,600,000,000 (PLN 49,648,000,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 13,040,000,000 (PLN 55,811,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 69.1% of GDP, which is about: $ 8,015,600,000 ,
2018 year was 69.9% of GDP, which is about: $ 9 114 960 000 . To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 3,151.

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 8 782 000 000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 9,196,000,000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $3,200,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.025% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

10. Albania has 1,600 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Albania

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

2. Built-up speed allowed is 40 km / h.

3. Outside of built-up areas, the permitted speed on the usual road is 80-90 km / h, on the expressway route of 110 km / h.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 23%, and for companies 15% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

7. In this country, women can get married at the age of 16, and men aged 18.

8. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 39 days.

9. The last death penalty was carried out in 1995.


Education in Albania

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 90.

4. In this country there are 2.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 69,432 people).


Work in Albania

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1. The minimum wage is 22,000 drugs per month in a system of 40 hours of work per week (data from 2014).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 59 700 Lek.

3. The amount of income tax in Albania is 15%.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 13% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 23%, and for companies 15% (2018).

7. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 39 days.

8. The work week is 40 hours.

9. The average salary is less than $100.


Best in Albania

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1. The most popular names are Hoxa (Imam), Bogdani (God gave), Dukagjini (noble family) and Dushku (kind of tree).

2. The lowest located place in the country is Chott Melrhir – 40 m.p.p.

3. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

4. The highest peak – Korab, 2764 m above sea level.

5. The longest river – Drin, 285 km.

6. Moscopole is the highest located city in the country.

7. The lowest temperature: 27.5 °C was measured at Voskopoje.

8. The highest temperature: 43.9 °C was measured in Kucova.


Army in Albania

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1. Albania is 85th in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 50,000 professional and 14,000 > reservists.

3. Amount of equipment:
2018 year – 0 tanks, 688 > armored vehicles, 23 jet aircraft and 23 helicopters.

4. In 2018, more than 138,400,000 was allocated to the army.

5. The naval fleet consists of over 37 ships (2018).


Society in Albania

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1. In Albania, an average person consumes about 7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 48%, then beer – 32% and wine – 20%.

3. In 2013, 295 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 60, and men at the age of 65.

5. The average IQ level is 90.

6. Albania is one of the three European countries in which Islam is the dominant religion.

7. 21% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. Less than 5% of citizens have access to the Internet.

9. Poverty is adjacent to luxury – rural huts stand near skyscrapers.

10. It is a country extremely tolerant religious. Muslims, Catholics and Orthodox people live together. They also take mixed marriages.

11. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.1 years old.

12. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

13. In this country, over 1 815 000 (2015) 1 932 024 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 67% of the population).

14. About 1,300,000 (2015) 1,400,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

15. The population density is 99 people / km2.

16. The main religion is Islam, 38%.

17. The average age of people living in this country is 32 years old.

18. The country is around:
544,000 people (18.8%) in the age range 0-14 years.
2 022 000 people (69.9%) in the age range 15-64 years.
326 900 people (11.3%) over 65 years old.

19. In this country, about 37,400 children are born each year (1.3% of the population), and about 19,000 people die (0.7% of the population).

20. 86 people in 1000 possess firearms.

21. 44% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

22. Adult children usually live with their parents for the rest of their lives, taking care of them.

23. In this country an average adult person smokes 93 cigarettes a month.

24. The average life expectancy in this country is 76.4 years (women – 79.7 years and men – 73.4 years).


Symbols of Albania

1. The national alcohol is Rakija.

2. The national tree is an olive tree.

3. The national animal is a golden eagle.

4. National football is football.

5. The national dish is qofte.

6. The national drink is rakija.


Customs in Albania

1. In most coaches there is a driver’s helper, who usually pays a toll at the end of the ride.

2. Adult children usually live with their parents for the rest of their lives, taking care of them.


Sport in Albania

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1. Albania lost to handball 1 – 81 with the Faroe Islands. To such a pogrom occurred because the team was sent by mistake instead of a team of handball players, a team of basketball players.

2. National football is football.


History of Albania

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1. There were 19 cars in the country at the time of Enwera Hodża.

2. During the reign of Enver Hoxha, who was a communist dictator, Albania became the first atheist state in the world.

3. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

4. During the bloody dictatorship of Enver Hoxha in 1945-1985, over 800,000 bunkers were built in Albania.

5. On April 1, 2009, Albania joined the political and military organization called NATO.


Language in Albania

1. The origin of the Albanian language is a contentious issue.

2. There are no circumstances in the Albanian language.

3. Nodding means “No” and shaking from side to side means “Yes”.


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What is the highest peak in Albania?

The highest peak in Albania is Korab (2764 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Albania?

The largest river in Albania is Drin, 285 km.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Albania?

The Skadar Lake is the largest lake in Albania.

answer: Marta


What Albania has the national colors?

National colors: red and black.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is Rakia.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a golden eagle.

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Which countries borders Albania?

Albania borders with such countries as: Greece 282 km, Macedonia 151 km, Montenegro 172 km, Kosovo 112 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 32 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 22,000 lek per month in a system of 40 hours of work per week (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Albania?

The population density is 106 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Albanian religion is Albanian”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 43.9 ° C was measured in Kucova.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 27.5 ° C was measured at Voskopoje.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta