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Albania

Albanian Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Maryland 2013
Area > Land 27,398 sq km 2008 143th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 7.57 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 144th out of 224
Area > Total 28,748 sq km 2013 146th out of 251
Area > Water 1,350 sq km 2013 102nd out of 246
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,485 2011 60th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,485 2008 58th out of 169
Climate mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter 2013
Coastline 362 km 2014 126th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 41 00 N, 20 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 27,400 sq km 2008 138th out of 199
Location Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north 2013
Natural resources petroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 28,750 km² 2005 140th out of 204
Terrain mostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database

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Albania Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land boundaries 4