Formal Name: Republic of Albania
European Union Membership: NO / Candidate since 2009
N.A.T.O. Membership: Yes. Since 2009
Form of Government: Republic
Surface: 28.748 km2. Albania is the 144th largest country in the world.
Population: aprox. 3.000.000
Density: 111.1 persons / square km
GDP Nominal: aprox. 8.61 billion Euros. GDP Nominal per capita: aprox. 2690 Euros
Other used languages: Aromanian, Serbian, Macedonian / Bulgarian and Roma (gipsy language).Capital City: Tirana
National Holyday: 28 November
Independence date: 28 November 1912Currency used: Lek (1 Leku = 100 qindarka)
Main Religions: 70% Muslims, 20% Greek Orthodox (Christian), 10% Roman Catholics.Particular things: All religions were officially prohibited in 1967, Albania becoming the first official Atheist country in the world.