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Albania: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north
Geographic Coordinates41 00 N, 20 00 E 41.0,20.0
Area total: 28,748 sq km
land: 27,398 sq km
water: 1,350 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 691 km
border countries: Greece 212 km, Kosovo 112 km, Macedonia 181 km, Montenegro 186 km
Coastline362 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
highest point: Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) 2,764 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Golemi Korab 2764 m; Maja Jezercë 2694 m; Gjalices 2537 m
According to Geonames: Maja e Jezercës 2694 m; Grámos Óros 2523 m; Mali i Mesit 2480 m; Mali i Gramës 2345 m; Pllaja e Pusit 2288 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Mountains
Terrainmostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast
Natural Hazardsdestructive earthquakes; tsunamis occur along southwestern coast; floods; drought
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas, coal, bauxite, chromite, copper, iron ore, nickel, salt, timber, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 21.63%
permanent crops: 2.57%
other: 75.79% (2011)
Climatemild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter
Irrigated Land1,884 sq km (2006)
Renewable Water Resources41.7 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; soil erosion; water pollution from industrial and domestic effluents
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesTirana; Durres; Elbasan; Vlore; Shkoder
Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location along Strait of Otranto (links Adriatic Sea to Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea)
Important Rivers
Important Lakes