Population: 2,831,741 ppl.
Currency: Lek (ALB)
Time zone: UTC+2
Phone code: +355
Albania (Shqipëria), is officially called Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë). It is a country situated in western part of Balkan Peninsula, close to Adriatic and Ionian Sea. Area of the county is 28.748 sq.km. Coastal line is 362 km. On the western part of Albania is lowland area, the rest of the territory (70%) is a mountainous and wooded terrain. Albania is a member of NATO since 2009.
Albania is separated from Italy by Strait of Otranto. Albania borders with the following countries: Serbia (North-East), the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (partially recognized Kosovo), Montenegro (North West), Macedonia (East), Greece (South-East).
Albania is divided into 12 regions, which in turn are composed of 36 districts, (retinal) and 373 municipalities. 72 of which have city status. Each county has a Board composed of several municipalities. Head of State in the country is a president. Parliament of the country is unicameral National Assembly (with 140 seats). 100 deputies are elected by the majority system in single-member districts (only two rounds), 40 - according to party lists with a barrier of 4 percent. The total duration of parliament members is 4 years.