Albania – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures 

Full name:

Republic of Albania

Nationality
        noun: Albanian(s)

        adjective: Albanian

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

Population: 3,563,112 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups        

        Albanian 95%        Greek 3%         other 2%  (including Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Serb, and Macedonian or Bulgarian) 

Capital: Tiran population 352,900

Largest Cities
        Durr s – 113,800         Elbasan – 96,800         Shkodr – 85,800         Vlor – 84,400


Official Language:
Albanian (“Shqip” or “gjuha shqipe” in Albanian)

Religion           

        Muslim 70%         Albanian Orthodox 20%

        Roman Catholic 10%

Political system: emerging democracy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $17.46 billion(2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $4,900 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 5.6% (2004 est.) 

GDP – composition by sector 

        agriculture: 46.2%        industry: 25.4%        services: 28.4% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 3.2% (2004 est.)

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