Albania: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of Albania – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Tirana (& largest city)

Population: 2.9 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Albanian

President: Ilir Meta

Prime Minister: Edi Rama

Currency: Lek (ALL)

Area: 28,748 km2 (11,100 mi2)

Dialing Code: +355

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Albanian (what’s this?)

Endonym: Shqipëri/Shqipëria
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 14

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): AL (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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