Balkan Pearls

Albania

General Information

• Flag: Black double-headed eagle on a red background

• International telephone prefix: +355

• Government: Parliamentary Democracy

• Population: 2,886,026 inhabitants

• Area: 28,748 km2

• Capital: Tirana

• Language: Albanian

• Currency: Albanian Lekë

 

HOLIDAYS:

January 1 & 2 - New Year’s Day

March 14 - Summer Day

March 22 - Nowruz day

May 1 - Labor Day

October 19 - Beautification of Mother Teresa

November 28 - Independence Day

November 29 - Liberation Day

December 8 - National Youth Day

December 25 - Christmas

Traveling Information

 

Located on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, Albania is located near to the main European markets and can be visited easily by air, land and sea.