10 Interesting facts about Albania

Despite its manageable size, Albania is an extremely interesting and sometimes amazing country!
Here I would like to present you some facts you might not have known …

With an average age of about 29 years, Albania is one of the youngest countries in Europe – if not the youngest. Albanians are very child-friendly!

More than two-thirds of the country is covered by mountains and therefore it is also one of the highest countries in Europe. In 14 national parks an attempt is made to preserve the untouched landscapes with their diverse flora and fauna.

Albanians are passionate drivers. Some sources claim that Albania has the highest Mercedes density in the world – even though the ownership of Privatautos was forbidden in communist times (1944 to 1990)! Whether this was good or bad, be set …

fun facts about albania

If an Albanian shakes his head easily , you must not immediately interpret this as a “no”. One should rather pay attention to the words, since a light head shaking often accompanies the affirmative answer and means a half nodding (sometimes with a slight snapping) first “No”.

Not only through its exciting history, cultural richness and landscapes is Albania definitely worth a visit. There are also hospitality, helpfulness and perhaps also the good portion of serenity that will remain a good memory of you for a long time …

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