Estimate population 3,079,100 - Capital: Tirana
Albania is located on the Balkan Peninsula and is bordered by Greece and Yugoslavia. This beautiful mountainous country is only 28,749 square kilometres (11,100 square miles). The highest mountain is Korab. Excessive hunting has seen a dramatic incline in wildlife but positive steps forward has seen improvements in wildlife preservation as well as reforestations.
History has seen the Roman invasion, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire and later control by Bulgaria and Serbia. WWI and WWII have also had a major impact on Albania and its population. A remarkable country to visit and worthy of tourism attention.