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General


Population: 8,205,533 (2008)
Land Area: 28,748 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydro power
Capital: Tirana
Political System: Democracy
State Leader: Bamir Topi (2007)
Head of Government: Sali Berisha (2005)
Languages: Albanian, Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects
Currency: Lek (ALL)
Major Religions: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%
Major Ethnicities: Albanian 95%, Greek 3%, Other 2%
Life Expectancy: 77.41 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 11.8 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 23.33 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 7,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 18.9%, Industry 23.5%, Services 57.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 47.8%, Industry 23%, Services 29.2% (2010)
Industries: Food processing, textiles and clothing, lumber, oil, cement, chemicals, mining, basic metals, hydro power
Agriculture Products: Wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes; meat, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.739 (70th)
Tourism Revenue: 756 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 13.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 21 500 (2004)
Budget: 1.49% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Albania is located in south Eastern Europe, it is bordered by Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia. Albania is a potential candidate for membership in the European Union, and has also received an invitation to join the NATO (North American Treaty Organization) alliance. Albania has sent peacekeepers to the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and Chad. Albania is undergoing an economic boom and its telecommunications, transport and utilities infrastructure are being modernized and redone.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Albania
Wikipedia: Albania
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ALB.htm

Updated on: November 30,2011