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Republic of Albania
Republika e Shqipërisë  (Albanian)
Motto: Ti Shqipëri, më jep nder, më jep emrin Shqipëtar
You Albania, give me honour, give me the name Albanian
Anthem: Himni i Flamurit
"Hymn to the Flag"
Location of  Albania  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Albania  (green)

in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Location of Albania
Capital
and largest city
Tirana
41°19′N19°49′E / 41.317°N 19.817°E / 41.317; 19.817
Official languagesAlbanian[a]
DemonymAlbanian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional republic
Ilir Meta
Edi Rama
LegislatureKuvendi
Formation
1190
February 1272
1368
2 March 1444
• Proclamation of independence from the Ottoman Empire
28 November 1912
• Principality of Albania(Recognised)
29 July 1913
• Albanian Republic(1st republic)
31 January 1925
1 September 1928
• People's Republic of Albania(2nd republic)
11 January 1946
28 December 1976
• Republic of Albania (4th republic)
Current constitution
29 April 1991

28 November 1998
Area
• Total
28,748 km2 (11,100 sq mi) (140th)
• Water (%)
4.7
Population
• January 2017 estimate
2,876,591[1]
• 2011 census
2,821,977[2]
• Density
98/km2 (253.8/sq mi) (63rd)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$37.923 billion[3]
• Per capita
$13,193[3]
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$14.120 billion[3]
• Per capita
$4,912[3]
Gini (2013)34.5[4]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.764[5]
high · 75th
CurrencyLek (ALL)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code355
ISO 3166 codeAL
Internet TLD.al

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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