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Albania Google map

Google maps, short information, Hotel Booking and detailed facts of Albania, (ALB). This page enables you to explore Albania and its border countries (location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north) through detailed Satellite imagery - fast and easy as never before Google maps. Find comprehensive information below about the country (ALB) in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history - All in One on Driving Directions and Maps portal!

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Albania Google map

The map below shows Albania with cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets and Street Views. To find a location, place or landmark, use the following form and click on the "Show Map" button.


 

The Google map above is showing Albania in Europe (geographic coordinates: 41 00 N, 20 00 E) with international borders; total: 691 km
Border countries: Greece 212 km, Kosovo 112 km, Macedonia 181 km, Montenegro 186 km furthermore inland counties boundaries.

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Short facts about Albania, Europe

Name of the country: Albania Abbrevation of Albania: Alb. Capital of Albania: Name: Tirana (Tirane)
geographic coordinates: 41 19 N, 19 49 E
time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Located: Europe Land area: total: 28,748 sq km
land: 27,398 sq km
water: 1,350 sq km
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north
Geographic coordinates: 41 00 N, 20 00 E Terrain: mostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast
Area comparative: slightly smaller than Maryland
Population: 2986952 Population grow rate: 0.3% (2014 estimated) Sex ratio: at birth: 1.11 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.12 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2014 estimated)
Exports: $2.323 billion (2013 estimated)

$2.1 billion (2012 estimated)

Imports: $4.835 billion (2013 estimated)

$4.985 billion (2012 estimated)

Import partners: Italy 31.9%, Greece 9.5%, China 6.4%, Germany 6%, Turkey 5.7% (2012)
Urbanization: urban population: 53.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.27% annual rate of change (2010-15 estimated)
Airports: 4 (2013) Climate: mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter

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About Albania

Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939, and occupied by Germany in 1943. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, each of Albania's post-communist elections have been marred by claims of electoral fraud. The 2009 general elections resulted in a coalition government, the first such in the country's history. In 2013, general elections achieved a peaceful transition of power and a second successive coalition government. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, it has slowed, and the country is still one of the poorest in Europe. A large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure remain obstacles.

About the flag of Albania: red with a black two-headed eagle in the center; the design is claimed to be that of 15th-century hero George Kastrioti SKANDERBEG, who led a successful uprising against the Turks that resulted in a short-lived independence for some Albanian regions (1443-78); an unsubstantiated explanation for the eagle symbol is the tradition that Albanians see themselves as descendants of the eagle; they refer to themselves as "Shqipetare," which translates as "sons of the eagle"

Read further for many more aspects of Albania and its administrative divisions here.


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Detailed facts of Albania

Geographical details of Albania

Area: total: 28,748 sq km
land: 27,398 sq km
water: 1,350 sq km

Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Maryland

Climate: mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter

Elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
highest point: Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) 2,764 m

Geography - note: strategic location along Strait of Otranto (links Adriatic Sea to Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea)

Irrigated land: 1,884 sq km (2006)

Land use: arable land: 21.63%
permanent crops: 2.57%
other: 75.79% (2011)

Land boundaries: total: 691 km
Border countries: Greece 212 km, Kosovo 112 km, Macedonia 181 km, Montenegro 186 km

Lengths of coastline: 362 km

Lengths of waterways: 41 km (on the Bojana River) (2011)

Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north

Major urban areas population: TIRANA (capital) 419,000 (2011)

Map references: Europe

Natural hazards: destructive earthquakes; tsunamis occur along southwestern coast; floods; drought

Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower

Terrain: mostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast

Urbanization: urban population: 53.4% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 2.27% annual rate of change (2010-15 estimated)


Albania and its administrative divisions

12 counties (qarqe, singular - qark); Berat, Diber, Durres, Elbasan, Fier, Gjirokaster, Korce, Kukes, Lezhe, Shkoder, Tirane, Vlore.

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