full name: Republic of Albania albania_flag
capital city: Tirana
population: 3,029,278 (July 2015 est.)
official language: Albanian
business language: Albanian, English rarely
major religion: Islam and Christianity
intl.dialling code: +355
internet suffix: .al
time zone: UTC/GMT + 1 hour
currency: 1 lek = 100 qindars
GDP - real growth rate: 1.9% (2014 est.)
GDP - per capita: $11,400 (2014 est.)
main export: machinery and transport equipment, foodsruffs, chemicals
government: Emerging democracy
head of state: President Bujar NISHANI
prime minister: Edi RAMA