Encyclopedia of Tourism

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Albania, Tourism

  • Salvatore MessinaEmail author
  • Francesco Redi
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_506-1
Republic of Albania is located on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe (Figure 1). It is the 139th largest country in the world (28,748 km2 or 11,100 mi2) and has a population of 2.9 million. It held its first democratic multiparty elections in 1991 and is a potential candidate for European Union accession following the Thessaloniki European Council of 2003. While its economy is growing, the country remains one of the poorest in Europe, with a considerable informal economy and a lack of infrastructure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fondacioni EuropaTiranaAlbania