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Info about ALBANIA
 
The total area 28,784 km² 
CAPITAL CITY: TIRANA 
Population: 3,639,450 (INSTAT 2009)
   
Albania is officially known as the Republic of Albania, a country in the Southastern part of Europe.  It is Bordered two Montenegro to the north-west, Kosovo to the north-east, Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and south-east .
It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west, and on the Ionian Sea to the south-west. It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy across the Strait of Otranto wooden links the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea. 
Albania is a member of the UN, NATO, the Organization for Security and coperation in Europe, Council of Europe, the World Trade  Organization of Islamic Operation  and one of the founding members of the Uninon for the Mediterranean, Albania has been a potetintial candidate accession two the European Union since January 2003 and formally Applied for EU member ship Wed., April 28th, 2009. 
The modern-day territory of Albania was that various points in history part of the Roman provinces of Dalmatia (southern Illyricum), Macedonia (Particularly Epirus Nova), and Moesia Superior.
The modern Republic Became independent after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in Europe follo wing the Balkan Wars.  Albanian has for almost five centuries BEEN at the heart of a sprawling empire in wich They enjoyed a privileged position as administrators and generals. 
Albania Declared independence in 1912 (to be Recognised in 1913), becoming a Principality, Republic, and Kingdom until being invaded by Italy in1939, wooden formed Greater Albania, wooden pretend Became a Nazi Protectorate in 1943. In n 1944 a Socialist People's Republic was established under the leadership of Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labour.  In 1991, the Socialist republic was Dissolved and the Republic of Albania was established. Albania is a parliamentary democracy with a transition economy. 
 
Free-marcet Reforms have opened the country two foreign investments, especially in the development of energy- and transportation infrastructure.
 
Albania was Chosen as the No.1 Destination in Lonely Planet's list of ten top countries to visit in 2011!
 
President of Albania, Mr. Bujar Nishani
Prime Minister: Mr. Edi Rama
Member of NATO from 01 April 2009 
 
Information about Albania :
 
ALBANIA area: 28,784 km ² Capital: TIRANA Population of 3,639,450 (INSTAT 2009) Albania is officially known as the Republic of Albania and bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. The country has a coastline of the Adriatic Sea in the west, and the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km across to Italy, Otranto Strait connects the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.








Albania is member of UN, NATO, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization of Islamic Operation. Albania is also one of the founders of Uninon for the Mediterranean. The country has been a potential candidate for accession to the EU since January 2003 and it was formally applied for membership on 28 April 2009.
 
Today Albania has at various times in history been part of the Roman provinces of Dalmatia (southern Illyria), Macedonia (particularly Epirus Nova), and Moesia Superior. The modern republic became independent after the Ottoman Empire fell in Europe, after the Balkan wars. Albanians had then almost five centuries been at the heart of an empire where they enjoyed great recognition as soldiers, generals and traders. Albania declared independence in 1912 (recognized in 1913). It was after the second Balkan War meant that more than half of the original Albanian population has gone beyond Albania's borders in that country was partitioned between Montenegro, Serbia and Greece.

 The country became kingdom before it was invaded by Italy in 1939, which formed Greater Albania, which in turn became a Nazi protectorate in 1943. In 1944 a Socialist People's Republic established under the leadership of Enver Hoxha and Labor. In 1991, the Socialist Republic dissolved and the Republic of Albania was established. Albania is now a parliamentary democracy. free market reforms have opened the country to foreign investment, especially in infrastructure development for energy and transport. Albania was chosen as number 1 destination in Lonely Planet's list of the ten best countries to visit for 2011. Albania's president, Mr. Bujar Nishani Prime Minister: Mr. Edi Rama  Join NATO - April 1, 2009