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Facts About Albania For Kids

Albania has a long and fascinating history that dates back to when the Illyrian people inhabited it. The Illyrians would go on to live in Albania for at least two thousand years. In 580 BC, Albanians were conquered by the Greeks. In 168 BC, the Romans took control of Albania, extending their rule for more than 500 years.

  • The country of Albania is home to 3.8 million people, according to the latest statistics (2010). It is made up of 28 counties and two cities. The city of Tirana has a population of around 800,000 people.
  • Albania is an Albanian state that had existed since 1912, when it was declared independent from the Ottoman Empire. The culture of Albania is religious, with Muslims making up about 99% (approx 3,550,000) of the population, leaving 190 thousand Christian Albanians in all.
  • The GDP of Albania is $22bn. The currency used in Albania is the Albanian Lek. The average wage is 220 euros per month. The unemployment rate is 13.4%.
  • Albania has a land area of 28,750 square kilometers, making up about 18% of the entire country territory.09% of the total population live in the 6 major urban areas.
  • Albania is a country that has mountains, hills, valleys, plains, and coastal regions. It is largely mountainous, with the highlands reaching an average elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level. The Albanian Alps mountain range in the northeast reaches over 2,700 meters at its highest point. The Kolkata e Shkodrës in northeast Albania offers great beaches along with many other beautiful places to see around this area.
  • Albania is one of the world’s youngest countries. It has never known any powerful rulers that can be compared to other places in the world. Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu formed the first Albanian state in 1443 after fighting against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 82 villages in Albania are affluent in history because different families ruled them for centuries; their history can be traced back to 1400.
  • The country was completely isolated from the outside world between 1949 and 1990. It had little or no accessibility to foreign media, banned political parties, no freedom of speech or religion, and no right to travel or leave its borders. However, Albania made great developments in this time with their education system improving greatly.
  • Albanians are very proud people with a rich culture that has survived throughout the centuries despite suppression attempts by foreign rulers.