Albania: Land Of The Eagles

Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which links the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.


Albania is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization. It is one of the founding members of the Energy Community and the Union for the Mediterranean. It is also an official candidate for membership in the European Union. The capital and largest city is Tirana. The currency is Lek (ALL).

Some interesting facts are:
1. Albania has the second highest rate of sex selective abortion in the world, between India and China.


2. Albania, Armenia and Vatican City are the only European countries without a McDonald’s branch.

3. Mother Teresa is generally celebrated as the only Albanian to win a Nobel Prize, though born in Skopje in 1910 (now in Macedonia but then in the Ottoman Empire).


4. Between 1950 to 1985 around 60,000 bunkers were built in Albania, they are nearly impossible to destroy so many are still in existence.


5. At its closest point Albania is only 10km away from Corfu across the Ionian Sea.


6. The ancient city of Butrint is a World Heritage Site.


7. The city of Berat is a designated "Museum City".


8. Albania featured at the No.1 spot in ‘Lonely Planet's’ list of ten top countries to visit in 2011.

9. The national airport of Albania is named after Mother Teresa. The full name of the airport is Tirana International Nene Tereza.


10. The highest point in Albania is Mount Korab (2,753 m).

For more facts visit:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/albania
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/al.html

Some beautiful places are:







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