country info overview
Area of 28 756 km²
Language: Albanian, Italian and some English.
Currency: Albanian LEK. The exchange rate (April 2016) is 1.00 EUR = 138,843 LEK.
Cost: Very cheap.
Document: Passport or ID card [consult section C010B of brief]
Vehicles' documents: Insurance (GREEN CARD), Registration Certificate
Religion: Islam (Sunni and Bektashi) [56.70%], Catholicism [10.3%], Orthodoxy [6.8%].
LANDSCAPE & CLIMATE
Terrain: Flat plains along central main highway, the central strip that cuts vertically the Country. Hills and some mountains around the plain to the north, north-east and south. The Coast is full of long and sandy beaches.
Climate: Mediterranean conditions with sunny and warm summers, wet windy winters and cloudy springs and autumns.
Infrastructure & facilities
Hospitals: consult brief section A050
Roads: rough road conditions almost everywhere. Total of 18 000 Km and less than the 40% (7000 Km) is paved. Excellent conditions for overlanding.
Camping: Few official camp grounds along the coast, fewer inland.
" Albania presents itself as a country to explore in depth. We unfortunately could only stay so long. Cordiality and welcoming smiles win over prejudices and the occasional scruf looking and sounding individuals.
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