Albania (Shqipëria)

Official name: Republic of Albania

Albania Map OutlineCapital: Tirana
Total Area: 28,748 km2
Approximate population: 2,870,008
Location: Southeastern Europe
Languages: Albanian, Greek
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Albanian Orthodox, Roman Catholic
Currency: Lek (ALL)
Organizations: United Nations
World's 140th largest country
Maritime boundaries: Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea
Borders: Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro

Interesting facts:
- Albania is one of the only majority Muslim nations in Europe.
- Albania had become a Christian country by the 2nd century. It was only in the 15th century that Ottoman Turks introduced Islam here.
- The local name of Albania is 'Shqiperia', which can be translated to 'Land of the Eagles'.