Albania

Albania is a small Balkan country. It occupies part of the Adriatic coast along 472 km, behind the "toe" of the Italian "boot". The largest distance from the sea is up to 150 km. It borders with Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Greece.

The Otranto Strait, 75 km wide, separates it from Italy. On the seashore there are several comfortable bays - Vlorsky, Drinski and Durenski. The area occupied by Albania is more than 28 thousand square kilometers - one of the smaller Balkan countries but also larger than Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro.

The Albanians call their country ‘Skipperia’, which means the land of eagles.

Albania is a mountain country occupied mainly by the Dinar Mountains. One third of its territory is over 1000 meters above the sea. The North-Albanian and South Albanian Alps, Tomar and Ship cover a large part of the country's territory, making it one of the most inaccessible parts of the Balkan Peninsula. The highest peak is the Great Ship at the border with Macedonia and Kovalit - 2753 m.


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