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Outline of Albania

The location of Albania
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Albania

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Albania:

Republic of Albaniasovereign country located on the Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe.[1] It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west, and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 100 km (62 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto. Albania is a parliamentary democracy that is transforming its economy into a market-oriented system. The Albanian capital, Tirana, is home to 350,000 of the country's 3.6 million population. As a result of the opening of the country in the post-communist era, Albania is now undergoing a development boom as its telecommunications, transport and utilities infrastructure is being revamped.


  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Albania 2
    • Environment of Albania 2.1
      • Natural geographic features of Albania 2.1.1
    • Regions of Albania 2.2
      • Ecoregions of Albania 2.2.1
      • Administrative divisions of Albania 2.2.2
        • Counties of Albania
        • Municipalities of Albania
  • Government and politics of Albania 3
    • Branches of the government of Albania 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Albania 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Albania 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Albania 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Albania 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Albania 3.3
    • Military of Albania 3.4
    • Local government in Albania 3.5
  • History of Albania 4
    • By period 4.1
    • By field 4.2
  • Culture of Albania 5
    • Art in Albania 5.1
    • Sports in Albania 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Albania 6
  • Education in Albania 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Albania

Geography of Albania

An enlargeable topographic map of Albania
 Greece 282 km
 Montenegro 172 km
 Macedonia 151 km
 Kosovo 112 km
  • Coastline: 362 km

Environment of Albania

An enlargeable satellite image of Albania

Natural geographic features of Albania

Regions of Albania

Ecoregions of Albania

Administrative divisions of Albania

Counties of Albania
Counties of Albania

Albania is divided into twelve counties (Albanian: qarku, sing. qark (official term); but often prefektura, sing. prefekturë, sometimes translated as prefecture). Each contains several municipalities:[2]

County Capital Municipalities
1. Berat Berat Berat, Kuçovë, Poliçan, Skrapar, Ura Vajgurore
2. Dibër Peshkopi Bulqizë, Dibër, Klos, Mat
3. Durrës Durrës Durrës, Krujë, Shijak
4. Elbasan Elbasan Belsh, Cërrik, Elbasan, Gramsh, Librazhd, Peqin, Prrenjas
5. Fier Fier Divjakë, Fier, Lushnjë, Mallakastër, Patos, Roskovec
6. Gjirokastër Gjirokastër Dropull, Gjirokastër, Këlcyrë, Libohovë, Memaliaj, Përmet, Tepelenë
7. Korçë Korçë Devoll, Kolonjë, Korçë, Maliq, Pogradec, Pustec
8. Kukës Kukës Has, Kukës, Tropojë
9. Lezhë Lezhë Kurbin, Lezhë, Mirditë
10. Shkodër Shkodër Fushë-Arrëz, Malësi e Madhe, Pukë, Shkodër, Vau i Dejës
11. Tirana Tirana Kamëz, Kavajë, Rrogozhinë, Tirana, Vorë
12. Vlorë Vlorë Delvinë, Finiq, Himarë, Konispol, Sarandë, Selenicë, Vlorë
Municipalities of Albania

Since the 2015 local administration reform, there are 61 municipalities in Albania.

Government and politics of Albania

Main article: Government of Albania and Politics of Albania

Branches of the government of Albania

Executive branch of the government of Albania

Legislative branch of the government of Albania

Judicial branch of the government of Albania

Foreign relations of Albania

International organization membership

The Republic of Albania is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Albania

Military of Albania

Local government in Albania

History of Albania

Main article: Current events of Albania

By period

By field

Culture of Albania

Main article: Culture of Albania

Art in Albania

Sports in Albania

Main article: Sports in Albania

Economy and infrastructure of Albania

Education in Albania

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Law nr. 115/2014

External links

  • Presidency of Albania
  • The Albanian Parliament
Country Data
  • National Tourism Organization Albania's official website for travel & tourism information.
  • Tourism, Krujë
  • Outline of Albania travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • VIVAlbania, hospitality and ecotourism in Albania
  • Treasure of the national library of Albania
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