Key information

Geography
Item Description
Area 11,100 square miles
Natural resources Petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromate, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower
Ohrid
Lake Ohrid straddles the mountainous border between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania, 14 April 2006. IOSCE/Maria Dotsenko)

Lake Ohrid straddles the mountainous border between Macedonia and Albania, 14 April 2006. (OSCE/Maria Dotsenko)

The Ohrid region, shared between Macedonia and Albania, has been listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its cultural and natural sites. 

People
Item Description
Population 3.011 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic groups According to the 2011 census: Albanian 82.58%, Greek .87%, Macedonian .20%, Undeclared or Other 16.35%
Religions

According to the 2011 census: Muslim 56.70%, Catholic 10.03%, Orthodox 6.75, Undeclared or Other 26.31.

Languages Albanian (Geg-Tosk dialects), Greek

 

Government
Item Description
Capital Tirana
System of government Parliamentary republic
Head of state Bujar Nishani
Currency Lek (ALL)