Travel Information for Albania
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Albanian
Currency: leke (ALL)

1 = Lek140, $1 = Lek0.00, £1 = Lek166

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.alInternational Dialling Code:    355

For help planning your trip to Albania including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Albania trip planning page.

Further information on Albania

Discover more about Albania - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of albania

Total area: 28,748 sq km (1,350 sq km under water)

Coastline: 362 km (Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Greece (282km), Kosovo (112km), Macedonia (151km), Montenegro (172km)

Highest mountain: Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) (2,764m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Albania from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexHybrid regime 88/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 63/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 80/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 110/174
Overall Ranking:    70/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Albania     Status: Independent Country

Population: 3,020,209 (rank: 135/196)     Density: 105 people/sq km (rank: 77/196)

Ethnic groups: Albanian 95%, Greek 3%, other 2% (Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Serb, Macedonian, Bulgarian) (1989 est.)

Religions: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%

GDP (PPP): $28.34 billion       GDP per capita: $10,700 (rank: 91/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.