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Albania Flag The Republic of Albania is a country in southeastern Euorope. It borders Greece, Kosovo (which is claimed by Serbia), Macedonia, and Montenegro, as well having a coast on the Ionian Sea (which is an arm of the Mediterranean).

As of 2008, the population of the country was estimated to be 3,170,048. The capital and largest city in Albania is Tirana, which had an estimated population of 570,837 in 2009. In that same year , there was only one other city in the country with a population of over 100,000, namely Durrës, although there were a number of small cities.

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Albania Country Details


Country Name Albania
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southeastern Europe
Flag Albania Flag
Principal Language Albanian
Capital Tirana
Major Towns/Cities
  • Berat
  • Durrës
  • Elbasan
  • Fier
  • Kavajë
  • Korçë
  • Lushnjë
  • Shkodër
  • Tirana (Capital)
  • Vlorë


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    Albania (Bradt Travel Guides)
    By Gillian Gloyer

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    The most comprehensive guide to Albania available is published in a new edition, updated throughout and with re-drawn maps to show newly constructed and upgraded roads. New material has been added to expand coverage of outdoor activities. Albania boasts several world heritage sites and thanks to the increasingly stable political situation tourism to the country has grown rapidly in recent years, especially amongst backpackers, archaeology enthusiasts, outdoor activity fans and ornithologists. The author has lived and worked in Albania, speaks the language well and continues to visit regularly.
    Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Peter Dragicevich, Tom Masters & Anja Mutic

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the castles and mountains of Transylvania, walk the walls of Dubrovnik's picturesque old town and relax on the beaches of southern Turkey, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southeastern Europe and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Southeastern Europe Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - covering history, popular culture, food & drink, literature, wildlife and landscapes
    • Over 80 maps
    • Useful features - including Itineraries, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and extensive Language section
    • Coverage of Albania, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

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    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Marika McAdam, Alexis Averbuck, James Bainbridge, Mark Baker, Chris Deliso, Peter Dragicevich, Mark Elliott, Tom Masters, Craig McLachlan, Anja Mutic, Tamara Sheward

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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    Albania Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
    By Elizabeth Lawrence

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    Albania Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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    Albania is a European country located on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea. Listed as the best tourist destination by Lonely Planet in 2011 and fourth best by the New York Times in 2014, Albania is no longer ‘Europe’s Last Secret’. With its increasingly popular Adriatic Riviera, unspoiled Albanian Alps, and an architectural heritage dating from Greek and Roman times, Albania is fast becoming one of Europe’s best new tourist destinations. Albania Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Tirana - Clock Tower - Et’hem Bey Mosque - National Historic Museum of Albania - Berat - Gjirokaster - Ottoman Houses - Zekate House - Birthplace of Enver Hoxha - Gjirokaster Mosque - Durres - Albanian Alps - Albanian Riviera - National Parks - Castles - Recommendations for the Budget Traveller - Places to Stay - Brilant Antik Hotel - Capital Tirana Hotel - Serenity Hotel - Bujtina Kodiket Hotel - Hotel Nais Beach - Places to Eat - Restorant Melograno - Serendiville - Piazza - Mangalemi - Castle Park Restaurant - Places to Shop - Citypark Tirana - Kruja Shopping District - Natyral & Organik - Art Studio Skhodra - Qender Tregtare Pazari
    Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Mark Baker, Emilie Filou, Anthony Ham & Andrea Schulte-Peevers

    Lonely Planet Publications
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Eastern Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample a locally brewed beer in the heart of Prague's perfectly preserved Old Town, marvel at the masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum or explore Croatia's sparkling coastline by boat; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Eastern Europe and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe Travel Guide:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, landscapes, wildlife and cuisine.
    • Over 71 colour maps
    • Covers Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Eastern Europe, our most comprehensive guide to Eastern Europe, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

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    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Albania, 4th (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Gillian Gloyer

    Bradt Travel Guides
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    Albania’s unspoilt mountain scenery, cultural sites and beaches make it increasingly popular. This affectionate guide covers the length and breadth of the country, discovering remote villages and out-of-the-way towns. It features detailed information on wildlife, national parks, hiking routes, beaches, and the main archaeological sites and Byzantine art. 2012 marks the centenary of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire and is likely to be marked by several major events.

    High Albania
    By M. Edith Durham

    Independently published
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    High Albania
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    The Balkans were a dangerous place in the early twentieth century.

    The Ottoman Empire was on the verge of collapse, losing control of areas like Albania where the people were calling for political rights.


    Disease, the threat of violence and war were looming over the people who lived in primitive conditions.

    Yet, it was into this world that Mary Edith Durham, a thirty-seven-year-old Edwardian lady dressed in boots, long skirt, umbrella, and straw hat, entered.

    She would go on to spend the next twenty years of her life travelling through the Balkans, focusing particularly on Albania and Kosovo, some of the most underdeveloped regions of Europe.

    High Alabania is Durham’s most famous work and confirmed her position as the pre-eminent expert on the customs and society of the Balkans.

    Through this work Durham explains the history of the region, geography, and cultural interactions including their almost medieval blood honor system, which led feuds between families to persist for generations.

    Durham was a staunch supporter of the Albanian people and is still revered in the country, for example the fourth President Alfred Moisiu described her as “one of the most distinguished personalities of the Albanian world during the last century".

    Her work provides fascinating insight in this colorful region with its troubled past.

    “a tremendous sense of honor, justice, and humor. Her verve and funniness make her irresistible.”The New York Review of Books

    “her perceptions remain so pertinent that we know a correspondent who operated there [in 1999] with an old edition of this book in lieu of a Nato briefing.” The Guardian

    Mary Edith Durham was a British traveller and author who wrote a number of anthropological accounts of the Balkans in the early twentieth century. High Albania was published in 1909 and Durham passed away in 1944.
    Albania Travel Reference Map 1:210,000 (International Travel Maps)
    By ITMB Publishing LTD

    ITMB Publishing LTD
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    Albania Travel Reference Map 1:210,000 (International Travel Maps)
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    Whole country Albania Map. Included inset of Vlore, Berat, Gjirokaster, Tirane, Korce, Durres and Shkoder.
    Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Mark Elliott, Craig McLachlan & Regis St Louis

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    Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour olive-scented walled towns in Italy and France, hike Montenegro's rugged peaks, or hide out in the sandy coves of Greece and Turkey; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mediterranean Europe and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe Travel Guide:

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    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, literature, cinema, music, painting, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, religion, etiquette, and more
    • Over 100 colour maps
    • Useful features - including Region-wide Itineraries, Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Big Adventures
    • Coverage of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Turkey

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe, our most comprehensive guide to Mediterranean Europe, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

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    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Duncan Garwood, Alexis Averbuck, James Bainbridge, Mark Baker, Peter Dragicevich, Mark Elliott, Anthony Ham, Tom Masters, Virginia Maxwell, Craig McLachlan, Anja Mutic, Regis St Louis and Nicola Williams.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.


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