miercuri, 26 octombrie 2011

Albania - Countries in Europe - Albania

Short Name: Albania

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

Official Language: Albanian

Other used languages: Aromanian, Serbian, Macedonian / Bulgarian and Roma (gipsy language).

Capital City: Tirana

National Holyday: 28 November

Independence date: 28 November 1912

Currency 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.

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