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Tirana
emerging democracy
28748 km2
3619778 (July 2008 est.) / 125/km2
Lek (ALL) currency converter
$ 6300 (2007 est.)
0.801 (2005)
Albanian (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects
Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%
note: percentages are estimates; there are no available current statistics on religious affiliation; all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice
mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter
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