Albania lies on the eastern Adriatic coastline, bordered by Montenegro to the north, Kosovo to the north-east, Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and south-east.
Two thirds of the interior is mountainous, while the main population centres lie on the coastal plain stretching from Shkodra in the north to Vlora in the south. The plains enjoy a Mediterranean climate in contrast to continental climate of the Balkan interior.
Language Albanian Language is spoken by about 9 million people all over the world....
Albanian economy has struggled to recover from the distortions of the communist regime, the impact of the move to a market economy. Growth is strong albeit from a very low base. Energy provision remains a serious problem as a result of under investment and low water levels in the reservoirs on which hydroelectric production depends. Privatisation is ongoing, but has been completed in small and medium sized enterprises.
Overseas remittances play an important role in revenue to the Albanian economy. Albania is rich in mineral resources, with chrome, ferrochrome, iron, nickel and copper present in considerable quantities. There are also oil and gas reserves. Mineral extraction offers good prospects but requires sizeable foreign investment.