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  Geography of Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Albania, with a total area of 1 E10 m²28,750 square kilometers, which is slightly larger than the state of Maryland.
The mountains east of the serpentine zone are the highest in Albania, exceeding 2,740 meters in the Mount Korab (''Mali Korabit'') range at Korabi's Peak (''Maja e Korabit'').
Albania's eastern border passes through Lake Ohrid; all but a small tip of Prespa e Vogël is in Greece; and the point at which the boundaries of three states meet is in Lake Prespa.
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 Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Republic of Albania, or Albania (Albanian: Shqipëria, meaning Land of the Eagles), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Albania is one of Europe's poorest countries, with half of the economically-active population still engaged in agriculture and a fifth said to be working abroad.
Albania is aided financially from abroad, notably by Greece and Italy.
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 Geography of Albania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because negotiators at the London conference declined to use the watershed divide as the northeast boundary of the new state of Albania, Albanian population of Kosovo was incorporated into Serbia.
In Albania's far north and the northeast mountainous sections, the border connects high points and follows mountain ridges through the largely inaccessible North Albanian Alps, known locally as Bjeshkët e Namunës.
The mountains east of the serpentine zone are the highest in Albania, exceeding 2,754 meters in the Mount Korab (Mali Korabit) range at Korabi's Peak (Maja e Korabit).
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 ALBANIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe.
Albania was the last of the central and eastern European countries to embark upon democratic and free market reforms.
Albania's public debt reached 67% of GDP in 2002, and the growing trade deficit was estimated at 22% of GDP in 2002.
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 ALBANIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Albania shares a border with Greece to the south/southeast, Macedonia to the east, and Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo) to the north and northeast.
Albania is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the west, Greece to the south, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Serbia and Montenegro (formerly the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) to the north and northeast.
Albania’s longest river is the Drin, total length 282 km (175 mi), which originates at two headwaters in Serbia and the FYROM and flows through northern Albania.
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 Albania (10/03)
Albania's territorial integrity was confirmed at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, after U.S. President Woodrow Wilson dismissed a plan by the European powers to divide Albania amongst its neighbors.
Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, with an average per capita income of U.S. The official unemployment rate is 16%, and 30% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Albania was not invited to join NATO during the latest summit in November 2002, but continues to work with the international community to restructure its armed forces and strengthen democratic structures pursuant to its Membership Action Plan.
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 Country Profile: Albania : Article from CultureMonster.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Albania shares a border with Greece to the south/southeast, Macedonia to the east and Yugoslavia and Kosovo to the north.
Although Albania has made strides toward democratic reform and maintaining the rule of law, serious deficiencies in the electoral code remain to be addressed, as demonstrated in the June 2001 parliamentary elections.
Albania is a member of a number of international organizations, including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations, and the Stability Pact.
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 Albania (09/05)
Albania's territorial integrity was confirmed at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, after U.S. President Woodrow Wilson dismissed a plan by the European powers to divide Albania among its neighbors.
Albania adhered to a strict Stalinist philosophy, eventually withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact in 1968 and alienating its final remaining ally, China in 1978.
Albania is part of the international Stabilization Force (SFOR) serving in Bosnia, and Albanian peacekeepers are part of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and the international stabilization force in Iraq.
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 Albania - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Republic of Albania is a country in southeastern Europe.
Until 1990, five years after the death of Hoxha, Albania was an isolationist communist state.
Since the occupation by the Ottomans, the majority of the Albanians has been muslim, even though religion was prohibited during the communist era.
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 Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The derivation of the name Albania is of considerable antiquity, dating back perhaps to the pre-Celtic alb (hill), from whence Alps, or possibly from the Indo-european albh (white), from whence albino and Albion.
Albania consists of mostly hilly and mountainous terrain, the highest mountain, Korab in the district of Dibra reaching up to 2,753 m.
The Eastern Orthodox (20%) and Catholic Church (10%) are the other main religions in Albania, though in Albania religious fanaticism has never been a serious problem with people from different religions leaving in peace and even getting married without any problem.
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 Albania
Albania is situated on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, with Montenegro and Serbia to the north, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south.
In spring 1999, Albania was heavily involved in the affairs of its fellow ethnic Albanians to the north, in Kosovo.
Albania served as an outpost for NATO troops and took in approximately 440,000 Kosovar refugees, about half the total number of ethnic Albanians who were driven from their homes in Kosovo.
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 Geography of Albania -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Albania has coastline on the (An arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west) Adriatic Sea and the (An arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy) Ionian Sea.
The border that runs generally north from the lakes, although it follows the ridges of the eastern highlands, stays sixteen to thirty-two kilometers west of the (A ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems) watershed divide.
Nearly all of the precipitation that falls on Albania drains into the (A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)) rivers and reaches the coast without even leaving the country.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/geography_of_albania.htm   (3125 words)

  
 Geography of Albania - Topography, Climate
Albania, with a total area of 28,750 square kilometers, is slightly larger than the state of Maryland.
Because negotiators at the London conference declined to use the watershed divide as the northeast boundary of the new state of Albania, a large Albanian population in Kosovo was incorporated into Serbia.
The mountains east of the serpentine zone are the highest in Albania, exceeding 2,740 meters in the Mal Korab range.
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 Albania -> Land and People on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Albania is rugged and mountainous, except for the fertile Adriatic coast.
More than one third of Albania's land is covered by forests and swamps, about one third is pasture, and only about one fifth is cultivated.
From 1967 to 1990 all mosques and churches were closed, and Albania was officially considered to be an atheist country.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Albania_LandandPeople.asp   (515 words)

  
 Albania Tours | Albania Tour Guide | iExplore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Travel to the northeastern border areas between Albania and Kosovo is currently advised against due to the poor condition of roads and the risk of unexploded ordnance.
Albania is wild and mountainous, with extensive forests, sandy beaches and many beautiful lakes.
Albania shares borders with Serbia and Montenegro to the north, with Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic) to the northeast, and with Greece to the south; to the west are the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
nyt.iexplore.com /dmap/Albania/Overview   (257 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Albania lies on the eastern Adriatic coastline, bordered by Montenegro to the north, Serbia/ Kosovo to the north east, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and south-east.
Albania was the last of the Eastern European states to overthrow its communist regime, having been almost hermetically sealed from outside influences for over forty years from the 1940s until the death of Enver Hoxha in 1985.
Albania was a staunch supporter of NATO military action and some 9,000 troops were deployed in Albania before crossing into Kosovo.
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 Albania -> Government on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Albania is a republic with a unicameral assembly, to which deputies are elected by universal suffrage for four-year terms.
The executive branch is completed by a council of ministers, which is nominated by the prime minister and approved by the president.
Albania is divided into 36 districts, which are administrated by multiparty executive committees.
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 AllRefer.com - Albania : History : Historic Albania, Albania (Albanian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
While nominally (until 1347) under Byzantine rule, N Albania was invaded (7th cent.) by the Serbs, and S Albania was annexed (9th cent.) by Bulgaria.
In 1014, Emperor Basil II retook S Albania, which remained in the Byzantine Empire until it passed to Epirus in 1204.
Norman efforts were continued by the Neapolitan Angevins; in 1272, Charles I of Naples was proclaimed king of Albania.
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 AllRefer.com - Albania, Albania (Albanian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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Albania[albA´nyu] Pronunciation Key, Albanian Shqipnija or Shqiperia, officially Republic of Albania, republic (1995 est.
Albania is on the Adriatic Sea coast of the Balkan Peninsula, between Serbia and Montenegro on the north, Macedonia on the east, and Greece on the south.
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 Albania Facts
Albania is situated on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, with Yugoslavia to the north and east and Greece to the south.
Albania proclaimed its independence on Nov. 28, 1912, after a history of Roman, Byzantine, and Turkish domination.
Largely agricultural, Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe.
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 The Academy of Sciences of Albania, Geographic Studies Center
The sector of geography remained within this institution until 1979, when it was separated by the Faculty of History and Philology and passed in the system of Academy of Sciences of the republic of Albania, under of the administration of Hydrometeorology Institution.
On the 1986, after the governmental resolution, the sector of physical geography of Albania, was transformed in Geographic Studies Center and it is an independent institution in the system of Academy of Sciences.
On 1972, the sector of geography had only 2 scientific cooperators, that were occupied with study problems of physical geography of Albania.
www.academyofsciences.net /institutes/geographic-studies   (383 words)

  
 Albania - GKIndia
Albania shares borders with Montenegro and Serbia to the north, with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the northeast, and with Greece to the south; to the west are the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
Greek is widely spoken in the Gjirokastra and Saranda districts in south Albania.
Three religions coexist in Albania: Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
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 Geography and Environment: Albania : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
In addition to the websites given here, researchers should also consult Central and Eastern Europe: Geography and Environment, a selection of the most informative websites from international, regional and other organizations that cover these disciplines in all countries of Eastern Europe.
The annual reports for Albania are archived beginning with 1994.
Informs about energy projects in Albania and provides its EEC Newsletter in English, with issues archived from September, 2000.
loc.gov /rr/international/european/albania/resources/al-geography.html   (468 words)

  
 Geography Of Albania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
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 Albania - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Albania is one of the smallest nations in Europe.
It is bound by the Adriatic Sea to the west, Serbia and Montenegro to the north and northeast, Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast.
In 1955 Albania was admitted to the UN as part of a general agreement between the East and West.
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Albania's 50 year period of isolation and its history of centralized planning left the country poor, under-developed and in dire need of investment.
Albania's housing stock is old and in poor condition and the country has a sizeable housing deficit.
Albania's economy remains largely agricultural since agriculture accounts for 52.9 percent of GDP, and industry and services contributing 25.2 and 21.9 percent, respectively.
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