• Officially ยปThe Republic of Albania
  • Capital ยป Tirana

Facts

  • Population ยป 3.2 million
  • Language ยป Albanian
  • Religions ยป Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy ยป 74 years (men), 80 years (women)
  • Currency ยป lek
  • Not a member of the EU
  • Not part of the Schengen zone
  • NATO member

Fun Facts

  • Tiranaย is the only European capital without a McDonaldโ€™s.

Geography

  • A small, mountainous country in the southeastern Balkan peninsula, with a long Adriatic and Ionian coastline.
  • Shares land borders with Greece to the south,ย Republic of Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east, and also has a coastline on the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea
  • Interior crossed by the Albanian Alps

Tourism

  • Can stay 90 days without a visa. Residency permit required for longer stays.
    • Americans can stay for a whole year without a residency permit.
  • Unspoiled Albanian Alps
  • The country has many castles and archaeological sites
  • European destinations thatโ€™s also one of the cheapest places to live in the world
  • Tourism highlights include well preserved Greek and Roman ruins at Buthrotum.

Climate

Safety & Security

Notes

Government Travel Advice

Health

Media

Resources

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