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Albania

Albania
  • Capital

    Capital

    Tirana

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:51

  • Population

    Population

    2.99 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +355

  • Currency

    Currency

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Albania

Albania
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Tirana

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:51

  • Population

    Population

    2.99 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +355

  • Currency

    Currency

    Lek ALL (lek)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 379

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.76 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 485mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    28 748 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    2%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    28%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    42%

  • Railways

    Railways

    423km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    26 633

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Albanian - 95 %
    Greeks - 3 %
    other

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 70 %
    Islam - 70 %
    Albanian Orthodox - 20 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    97.2%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Albanian
    Greek
    Vlach

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    8 500

  • Murders

    Murders

    2 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    51.2%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    10.3%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    19 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    perfumes and cosmetics, food and tobacco, textiles and clothing, lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes, meat, dairy products

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    13%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    38%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    5 717kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    65 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    35

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What not to do when visiting Albania

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Marker Albania
Business & Communication

Don't be surprised the usual way to say "yes" is by moving the head from side to side. "No" is usually signalled by a slight raising of eyebrows sometimes accompanied by a gentle click of the tongue.

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Marker Albania
Business & Communication

Don't necessarily travel to the northeastern border area with Kosovo - it's discouraged due to the presence of unexploded ordnance.

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Marker Albania
Business & Communication

Don't always expect Albanians to open the gifts immediately - they rather open them in private.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Albania, people nod their head for ‘no’ and shake their head for ‘yes’.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Albania’s dictator Hoxha had 173,371 bunkers constructed throughout the country to protect his people from nuclear annihilation.

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