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Republic of Albania
Location: Europe (Southeast Europe)
Bordered by Montenegro (north) – 186 km
Kosovo (northeast) – 112 km
Macedonia (east) – 181 km
Greece (southeast/south) – 212 km
Population (2015): 2,893,005
Capital: Tirana (the largest city)
Area (total): 28,748 km2
GDP (January 2015): $32.259 billion (total)
Currency: ALL (Albanian Lek)
Calling Code: +355
Internet TLD: .al
Highest point: Mount Korab, 2,764 m
Lowest point: Adriatic Sea, 0 m
Coastline: 362 km
Longest river: Drin River, 335 km
Largest inland lake: Shkodra Lake (Buna), 530 km2
Climate: Mediterranean climate (Mild temperate)
Terrain: Mountains, hills, small plains along coast
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite,
chromites, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower
Map of Albania
1912 ►Albanian Declaration of Independence
Declaration of independence of the Albanian Vilayet from the Ottoman Empire which was proclaimed in Vlorë on 28 November 1912.
1912–14 ►Independent Albania
Parliamentary state and assembly established in Vlorë on 28 November 1912. The government and senate were established on 4 December 1912. Leader – Ismail Qemajli.
1914–25 ►Principality of Albania
Short-lived monarchy headed by William, Prince of Albania, until the abolition of the monarchy in 1925.
1925–28 ► Albanian Republic
Official name as enshrined in the Constitution of 1925. A protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy after the Treaties of Tirana of 1926 and 1927.
1928–39 ► Kingdom of Albania
Constitutional monarchal rule between 1928 and 1939. A de facto protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy.
1939–43 ► Albanian Kingdom under Italy
A protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy which led by Italy’s King Victor Emmanuel III. Ruled by Italian governors after military occupation by Italy from 1939–43. Ceased to exist as an independent country. Part of the Italian Empire.
1943–44 ► Albanian Kingdom under Germany
A de jure independent country, between 1943 and 1944. Germans took control after the Armistice with Italy on 8 September 1943.
1944–92 ► People’s Socialist Republic of Albania
From 1944 to 1946 it was known as the Democratic Government of Albania. From 1946 to 1976 it was known as the People’s Republic of Albania.
since 1992 ► Republic of Albania
In 1991 the Socialist Party of Albania took control through democratic elections. In 1992 the Democratic Party of Albania won the new elections.
List of Ministries of current government
Institutions for foreigners
Important financial institutions
Albanian news websites
International financial institutions
International news websites