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Albania

Albanian Background Stats

National tree:

Olive

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date Last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Last Sunday March 2013
Full name The Republic of Albania 2013
Independence day date November 28 1912
Land border length 720 km 2014 130th out of 200
National anthems Himni i Flamurit ( Hymn to the Flag ) 2011
National identity card The Let\u00ebrnjoftimi is an electronic biometric ID card, compulsory upon 16 years old and costs 1200 lek ( \u20ac 10). 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Croatia (M) Greece Italy (M) Republic of Macedonia (L) Montenegro Serbia (L) Kosovo (L) Borders Kosovo , which some countries consider to be part of Serbia 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 4 2014 41st out of 171
Overview

Albania is a small, mountainous country in the Balkan peninsula, with a long Adriatic and Ionian coastline.

Along with neighbouring and mainly Albanian-inhabited Kosovo, it has a Muslim majority - a legacy of its centuries of Ottoman rule. Approaching twenty per cent of the population are Christians, divided mainly between the Orthodox and smaller Catholic denominations.

After World War II, Albania became a Stalinist state under Enver Hoxha, and remained staunchly isolationist until its transition to democracy after 1990.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Albania Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Albania/Background