Where in the World Wednesday brings us to Albania! These gorgeous pictures will motivate any traveler to spend some time in the Balkans. I hear great things about the people and places in Albania. Lonely Planet ranked Albania the number one destination in 2011. Enjoy a little glimpse of this lovely country!
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic, President Bujar Nishani, Prime Minister Edi Rama
Currency: Lek (ALL)
Population: 3 million
Religion: 60% Muslim, 17% Christian, 23% Other
Independence: Proclamation of Independence from Ottoman Empire in 1912
Places to see: There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites–ancient city of Butrint and the Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra