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About Albania

Albania is a South Eastern European Country that is considered to be part of the Balkan Nations. The country comes within the Albanian Alps and comprises of many castles and archaeological sites. The country was once socialist planned and now is more of a capitalistic economy. It currently is one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Balkan region.

The country trades primarily with Italy, Greece, China, Spain, Kosovo, and the US.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEastern Europe
Capital CityTirana
Government TypeDemocratic Republic
Official LanguagesAlbanian
Currency Albanian lek, ALL
Phone Code +355
Important CitiesDurrës , Vlorë, Elbasan, Shkodër, Elbasan
National DayIndependence Day (28th Nov)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking82 (Easy)
Primary IndustriesAgriculture, Electronics, Manufacturing, Textiles, Food, Cement, Mining
Major ExportsLeather Footwear, Chromium Ore, Crude Petroleum
Major Exports to IndiaWood, Stone and Glass, Hides and skins, Plastic or rubber, Transportation, Vegetables, Food Products, Footwear, Machinery and Electricals, Minerals, Raw materials, Metals
Major ImportsCars, Refined Petroleum, Packaged Medicaments, Tanned materials,
Major Imports from IndiaMinerals, Footwear, Transportation, Food Products, Wood, Hides and Skins, Plastic or Rubber,Machinery and Electricals, Metals, Raw materials, Vegetables, Stone and Glass
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaDouble Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and a bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA)
Bordering NationsMontenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Greece, Italy
Member ofOrganization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation(BSEC), Central European Free Trade Agreement(CEFTA), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation(OBSEC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Petraq Gramo
Honorary Consul General
Honorary Consulate General of India
Rr. Artan Lenja No.10/74, Tirana, Albania.
Phone: 00-355-4-2245060 (O) / 2233248
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Vikram Munshi
Honorary Consulate General
Albanian Honorary Consulate in Mumbai
155, Maker Chamber VI, 5th fl. - 220 Nariman Point - Mumbai 400 021 - India.
Phone: (+91) 22 2202 9011/ 2284 1154/57