Albania Geography, Climate, Areas, Cities


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The information below contains geography information for Albania, including climate, weather, cities, and area information. You can also check out the Albania Country Page for additional resources.

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    Geography Statistics
    Area: 28,748 sq. km. (slightly larger than Maryland).
    Major cities: Capital--Tirana (700,000). Others--Durres (400,000), Shkoder (81,000), Vlore (72,000).
    Terrain: Situated in the southwestern region of the Balkan Peninsula, Albania is predominantly mountainous but flat along its coastline with the Adriatic Sea.
    Climate: Mild temperate--cool, wet winters; dry, hot summers.

    Albania shares a border with Greece to the south/southeast, Macedonia to the east, the and Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo) to the north and northeast. Eastern Albania lies along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea coastlines. Albania's primary seaport is Durres, which handles 90% of its maritime cargo.