Country of the World Albania

About the country Albania, its location, size, population, leaders and rulers.




Lay of the Land: Situated on the west coast of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. The rugged hills and mountains which cover about 80% of the country give way to a small but fertile coastal plain.

Size: 11,100 sq. mi. (28,748 sq. km.).

Population: 2.7 million.

Who Rules: The People's Assembly.

Who REALLY Rules: The Politburo of the Albanian Labor (Communist) party, led by First Secretary Enver Hoxha, controls the levers of power.

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