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Albania rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of Albania. Common rental types found in Albania are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Regions and cities if Albania where housing rentals are found are Berat, Diber, Durres, Elbasan, Fier, Gjirokaster, Korce, Kukes, Lezhe, Shkoder, Tirana, Vlore, All Cities. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of Albania.

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Albania Country Information

Officially ALBANIA is a republic country in South Eastern Europe. The boundaries of Albania are Montenegro to the northwest and to the East there is republic of Macedonia, Kosovo to the Northeast, and Greece to the south and southeast. From Italy it is less then 72km (45mi) across the Strait of Otranto, which links the Adriatic Sea to the west and Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is one of the members of the founding of the Union for the Mediterranean. It is also a member of the United Nations, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Council of Europe, World Trade Organization and Organization of the Islamic Conference. It has been a possible candidate for the attainment of the European Union since 2003 and on April 28, 2009 it applied for EU membership. Albania follows parliamentary democracy and has a transition economy where in it keep changing the economic status. Tirana is the capital city of Albania and around 727,000 people will live at this place and is also the financial capital of the country.

Albania Country Recreation, Culture and Attractions

There are two major groups the Albanian saga or parable has been divided into. They are Legends of period and historical legends. Some of the best of them are, Rozafa, Besa e Kostandinit, Gjergj Elez Alia, Ymer Age Ulqini, Cikli i Kreshnikeve. The mythology of Albany consists of myths and legends of the Albanians. The elements of Albanian mythology are of Paleo-Balkanic origin and almost all of them are pagan. Soccer is the most popular sport of the Albanians and the most popular sport event is the World Cup. It was ranked 78th by FIFA and the sport includes basketball, volleyball and gymnastics. For the foreigners the facilities are still limited and there is an outdoor swimming pool which opens up only during the summers from 8am to 4pm. There are two open pools at "Rogner" and "Linza" hotels. Close to the lake of Tirana there are two tennis centers and besides Tirana fitness center, some other fitness centers have been recently opened up. The culture of Albania differs from that of the other European countries. The artwork and artistic form has been inspired by the Ottoman Empire which has ruled Albania for the complete five years. In 1478 Albania joined Ottoman Empire and had an influence over the mosaics and mural painting and no real artistic modifications has been taken place until the Liberation of Albany in 1912. The folk music of Albania differs from region to region with the stylistic differences between the traditional music of the Ghegs in the north and Tosks in the south. The popular modern music has been developed at the centers of Korça, Shkoder and Tirana. Music composer such as Fan S. Noli has produced some classical albums for the people of Albania. Ancient Buthrotum, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in south-west Albania which is located on the Straits of Corfu and surrounded by a picturesque lagoon. It is also one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Adriatic Sea region. Archaeological spanning remains of 2,500 years. There are unique domestic architecture and their immpressive hilltop castles. Kruja makes the family a comfortable trip from Tirana to the 15th century hero, Skanderbeg. There are interesting walls between the castles, in the museum. There is a shopping store outside the castles, which offers the best souvenir-shopping atmosphere in Albania. Rozafa Castle was built before the roman conquered and the castle shkodra was last been used for military purposes and was the last defensive structure to fall for Ottomans in 1479. Tirana's communist past includes statues and murals in the house where Enver Hoxha had built the pyramid as his mausoleum and tourist can take a bus or taxi up to the martyr's cemetery. Voskopoja was the largest city in Balkans near korca with full of churches and basilicas with their own academy where most of the artists used to get trained up.

Albania Country Demographics

Albania total population - 3,170,048
Albania male population - 1,857,086
Albania female population - 1,782,367
Albania Greek population - 60,000
Albania Jehovah's witnesses population - 4,000

Albania School Information

Before the rule of sovereign state the illiteracy rate of Albanians was as high as 5% and there was a scarcity of schools during World War I and World War II. When the communist government came into the power they wanted to erase the complete illiteracy. The government has to make a rule that any one between the age of 12 and 40 who were illiterate were made compulsory to attend the classes to become educated. Gradually literacy rate has been improved. The over all literacy rate today in Albany is 98.7%. The literacy rate of male is 99.2% and female is 98.3%. In 1990s large number of people has been moved to the urban areas so thousands of teachers also have to move to educate the people of Albania. The University of Tirana is the first university in Albania, which was formed in October 1957.

Albania Country Symbols

Albania state Flag
Albania state Flag
Albania state Mammal
Albania state Mammal
Golden Eagle
Albania state Tree
Albania state Tree
Albania state Flower
Albania state Flower
Red and black poppy
Albania state Song
Albania state Song
Himni i Flamurit

Albania Country History

The history evolves from the prehistoric stage from the 4th century BCE with early records of Illyria in Greco-Roman historiography. The modern territory of Albania has no resemblance with the ancient periods and constitutes the parts of Roman provinces of Dalmatia (southern Illyricum), Macedonia (particularly Epirus Nova), and Moesia Superior. During the 7th century the territory was under the regime of Roman (Byzantine) and in 9th century it was united with the Bulgarian Empire. The territory of Albania formed in the middle Ages as the Principality of Arber and the Kingdom of Albania. The primary records of Albanian people, has a particular customs and traditions during this period. In the 15th century Ottoman Empire invaded Albania and kept it under the province of Rumelia until 1912 when the Albania state declared independent. The formation of an Albanian national consciousness dates to the later 19th century and is part of the larger phenomenon of rise of nationalism under the Ottoman Empire. During the World War II a short-lived monarchy (1914-1925) was successful by even a shorter lived Albanian Republic (1925-1928), which has been replaced by another monarchy (1928-1939), and this was under taken by Fascist Italy. After the Axis power has been taken down, it became a communist state. Hoxha's political heir Ramiz Alia oversaw the disintegration of the Hoxhaist state during the huge collapse of the Eastern Bloc in the later 1980s. The communist power came and Republic of Albania was formed in 1991. During the further crises in 1990s, Lottery Uprising led most of the Albanians to move to Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Germany and to North America during the 1990s. In 2009, Albania became a full member of NATO and its applying even to join the European Union back.

Albania Country Tourist Information

The tourist can observe a mixture of civilizations and culture making this European country a remarkable one. Albania is in the heart of the Mediterranean on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and its becoming one of the fast growing countries but there has been no effect of globalization on it. The country's heritage is influenced by the Greeks, Romans, Italians and Turks. The history and culture of Albania is outstanding. The Butrint is one of the world's archeological wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site in the south of Albania and tourist can have a preview, of Mediterranean civilization from the Bronze Age through the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman periods. Albania is the birth place of the legends like Mother Theresa and the great 15th Century hero Skanderbeg. Albania not only provides a beautiful beach and mountain holidays but also a brightly full city life and a cool relaxing outdoor cafe culture. Albania is very much close to Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Montenegro, and across the Adriatic from Italy it views blue and turquoise seas, beautiful beaches, snow peaked mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests. The tourist can enjoy the stunning beauty of its nature.

Albania Country Transportation

During 1990s the scattered roadways, unstable rail lines and disused telephone network crisscrossing represents the remnants of the improvements that has been taken down after World War II, because of lust and xenophobia of Enver Hoxha's kept Albania isolated as the communications revolution transformed the wider world into a global village. The first class national roads are linked with the countries major cities and there is a four lane highway connecting the city of Durres with Tirana and the city of Durres with the city of Lushnje. Albania is the partaker in the construction of three major corridors of transportation. In November 1924 the Republic of Albania signed a Governmental Agreement with German Air Company Lufthansa which marks its beginnings of Albanians civil air transport. The air lines of Albania with the name with the name Adria Aero Lloyd Company was established on the basis of a ten-year concession agreement. The first domestic flights started to begin from Tirana to Shkoder and Vlora in 1925 during the spring. The railway system has been extensively promoted by the complete power of the Enver Hoxha, during private transport has been prohibited. Since the collapse of the former government there has been a considerable increase in the usage of cars and buses which have taken much of the traffic away from the railways. The road conditions of Albania are still poor. The railways in Albania are administered by the national railway company Hekurudha Shqiptare (HSH) (which means Albanian Railways).

Albania Taxes

Albania Country corporate tax rate - 20%
Albania Country annual depreciation rate on all assets - 5%
Albania Country annual depreciation rate on computers, IT (information technology) hardware & software products, and data back-up devices - 25%
Albania Country annual depreciation rate on intangible assets like patents, trade marks and expenses for starting the business - 15%
Albania Country profit tax - 20%
Albania Country withholding tax - 10%
Albania Country Tax on sale of agricultural land - 0.5%
Albania Country Immovable Property Tax on Residential Buildings - 5-30 Lek/sq. meter/year
Albania Country Immovable Property Tax on Commercial & Other Buildings - 20-200 Lek/sq.m/year
Albania Country Excise Taxes - 20-65%

Albania Universities

University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania - 14,000 Students
Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania - 6,000 Students
Fan Noli University, Korçe, Albania - 4,000 Students
Luigj Gurakuqi University of Shkodra, Shkoder, Albania - 10,000 Students
Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania - 1,300 Students
University of Vlora, Vlora, Vlora, Albania - 14,020 Students
University of New York Tirana, Tirana, Albania - 554 Students

Albania Religions

Albania Muslims Population is 70%
Albania Eastern Orthodox Population is 20%
Albania Roman Catholics Population is 10%

Albania Counties

Berat, Albania - Population 172,478.
Diber, Albania - Population - 144,203
Durres, Albania - Population 303,742
Elbasan, Albania - Population 343,959
Fier, Albania - Population 373,913
Gjirokaster, Albania - Population 103,406
Korçe, Albania - Population 257,387
Kukes, Albania - Population 78,031
Lezhe, Albania - Population 157,940
Shkoder, Albania - Population 246,712
Tirana, Albania - Population 778,903
Vlore, Albania - Population 181,565

Albania Country Government

In 1998 the Albanian republic is a parliamentary democracy established under a constitution. Elections are been held in every four years to a unicameral (with one legislative body) with 140-seat chamber called the People's Assembly. The former Army General Alfred Moisiu, a compromise candidate was elected to succeed as President Rexhep Meidani in June 2002. In July 2005, Sali Berisha leader of the Democratic Party has brought back to the power by the Parliamentary elections. The Euro-Atlantic segregation has been the final goal of the post-communist governments. The EU membership has been a priority by the European Commission. On April 1st in 2009 along with Croatia, Albania has joined NATO becoming the 27th and 28th alliance members. Due to the unemployment crises people are forcibly getting migrated to Greece, Italy, Germany and other parts of Europe and North America. As the economy of Albania started developing gradually so there is a decrease in the migration flux, as such more and more opportunities are cropping to the Albanians. The parliamentary representative democracy is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. The party system has been dominated by the Democratic Party of Albania and the (post-communist) Socialist Party of Albania. The Legislative power is vested in both, the government and parliament and the Assembly of the Republic of Albania (Kuvendi i Republikes se shqiperise).

Albania Country Economy

Albania is the ordinary country in the Europe region. The Albania economy is based on farming, manufacturing, mining, services and tourism. The Albania income is mainly depending on agriculture. Albania is encouraged foreign investments. Albania is producing the electric power. Farming out puts of Albania are wheat, tobacco, olives, figs, corn, potatoes, vegetables and sugar beets. The mined outputs of Albania are natural gas, petroleum, iron ore, coal, chromites and copper. The manufacturing outputs are textiles, machinery, chemicals, steel and cement. In 1990 the Albania income was disturbed. The Albania exporter items are textiles, footwear, natural resources, food items and tobacco and imported items are machinery and consumer things. The tourists are increased every year and tourism also play role for Albania income.

Albania Country Parks

The National Parks constitutes a vital place in the sightseeing for the tourist. It?s called to be one of the greenest countries of the world as three quarters of Albania covered with the thick natural vegetation. In Albania many national parks are there which has great value and contribute to the large wildlife. It?s even called home to the large species of flora and fauna. Butrint National Park constitutes a large number of archaeological values, which has a great number of monuments and holds a great tourist value and also rich in natural biodiversity. The park has around 2500 hectare national property which has plenty of opportunities for ecotourism which can be useful for fishing, water sports, boating and rafting purposes. Thethi National Park is located at 70 km from Shkodra and it covers an area of 2,630 hectares of land. It has a wide range of mountains and is based on the Tiver Thethi. The Grunas water fall is the outstanding attraction to drag the tourist. The rare species of Oak trees and animals are found at this park. The Prespa National Park situated at the border of Albania, Greece and Macedionia and it covers around 27,750 hectares and constitutes lakes of Prespa e Madhe and Prespa e Vogel. This national park holds a great cultural value and has Eremite Byzantine Churches in the cave of Tren. Trajani's castle and St. Mary's Church are the main attractions. The Lura National Park is located to the east of Lura's Crown and covers an area of 1,280 hectares of land. The fascinating and most attracting feature of this park is the 14 glacier lakes of Lura that remain frozen in the winters and has a rich value for ecotourism. This also comprises of colorful and beautiful coniferous trees.