Hey, adventurers and travelers of the world!

While traveling, you have visited many countries in Asia, Africa and America, and you have surely enjoyed the unique civilization of Europe. In this online magazine, we want to introduce you to a unique country, with a unique language and culture that you have not encountered on any other continent.



The Republic of Albania is located in southeastern Europe in the west of the Balkan Peninsula, at an almost equal distance from Ecuador and the North Pole. Its climate is Mediterranean and has sunshine all year round. It covers an area of 211 miles (340 km) from south to north and 91 miles (148 km) from east to west. Its area is 10,810 square miles (28 748 km²) and its population (according to the latest statistics) is about 3 million. However, the Albanian population has always been oriented towards emigration, so there are several million other Albanians around the world and you have probably met some of them.

Albania is bordered to the north by Montenegro, to the northeast by Kosovo, to the east by North Macedonia and to the south by Greece. At the natural western border, Albania has open access to the Adriatic Sea and to the southwest to the Ionian Sea. The length of the borderline of the Republic of Albania is about 670 miles (1094 km), of which 408 miles (657 km) land borderline, 196 miles (316 km) coastline, 30 miles (48 km) dividing line through rivers and 45 miles (73 km) through lakes.

One of the blessings and curses of this country over the centuries has been its favorable geographical position, as it is located at the intersection of the shortest routes crossing the western Mediterranean to the Balkans and Asia, and controls the passage through the Otranto canal. Albania is included in the humid subtropical zone of the Northern Hemisphere, and in the zone with a Mediterranean climate. Chromium, iron-nickel, copper, coal, oil and gas are some of the most important underground minerals found in Albania.


In coastal areas: Medium Mediterranean, mild and wet winters, hot and dry summers. In mountainous areas: mainland Continental, cold and harsh winters, wet summers.


Flat terrain (in Western Albania), mountainous & hilly (in Eastern Albania) Mountainous (in Northern and Central Albania); Highest peak: Korab Mountain at 9032 ft (2,753m)


224 miles (362 kilometers)

3,364,571 (June 1999)
95% Albanian, 3% Greek and 2% others
Population growth rate1.05% (1999)


Tirana (since 1920)


The national flag of the Republic of Albania is presented with a black eagle with two heads and open wings, placed in the center of a red background.

The emblem of the Republic of Albania is presented with a black eagle, placed on a red shield of the “varicose” type. The red shield is surrounded by a black stripe. In the upper part, the Republic of Albania is written in red.