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What do you know about the geography of Albania? Albania is considered a great nation due to its total area. Its total area is 28,748 km² (approx. 11,100 mi²). The continental shelf of Albania is approximately 6,979 km². Albania is in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders go back to ancient times. European countries include the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta and the Vatican. Albania has 4 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro. Albania is not a landlocked country. This means that it is bounded by at least one larger body of water. The average altitude range of Albania is 708 m (2,323 ft). Neighbors The total length of the land borders of Albania is 691 kilometers. Albania shares its land borders with 4 different countries and has the same number of unique land borders with neighboring areas. If a country like Albania has the same number of distinct neighboring areas as land borders, then that country has no disjointed sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have several non-contiguous sections of land borders. Albania has 4 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. The lengths of the national borders of Albania with its neighboring countries are as follows: Greece - 282 km (175 miles), Kosovo - 112 km (70 mi), Macedonia - 151 km (94 mi), Montenegro - 172 km (107 miles). Cities The capital of Albania is Tirana. The biggest cities in Albania are Tirana, Durres, Elbasanm, Vlore. Elevation The average altitude range of Albania is 708 m (2,323 ft). The highest point in Albania is Maja e Korabit with an official height of 2,764 m (9,069 ft). The lowest point in Albania is the Adriatic. The difference in altitude between the highest (Maja e Korabit) and lowest (Adriatic) point in Albania is 2764 m (2 ft). Area The total land area of Albania is 28,748 km² (approx. 11,100 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 13,691 km² (~ 5,286 mi²). The continental shelf of Albania is approximately 6,979 km². Including the land mass and the EEZ, the total area of Albania is approximately 42,439 km² (~ 16,386 mi²). Albania is considered a great nation due to its total area. Forest and farmland 7,716 km² of the territory of Albania are covered with forests, and the forest area comprises 27% of the total land area. Albania has 5,507 km² of arable land, which is 19% of the total area of the country. http://www.confiduss.com/en/jurisdictions/albania/geography/
Azarbaijan, what facts do you know? Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is the largest country in the Caucasus, which lies at the interface between Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Azerbaijan is known for its rich oil and gas reserves and borders the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The Nakhichevan exclave is bordered by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west and a short border with Turkey to the northwest. Economy After independence in 1991, Azerbaijan became a member of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Islamic Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank. The banking system of Azerbaijan consists of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, commercial banks and non-bank credit organizations. The National Bank (now the Central Bank) was established in 1992 on the basis of the Azerbaijan State Savings Bank, a subsidiary of the former State Savings Bank of the USSR. The central bank is the central bank of Azerbaijan, which is authorized to issue the national currency, the Azerbaijani manat, and to supervise all commercial banks. Two large commercial banks are the state-run International Bank of Azerbaijan, which is run by Dr. Jahangir Hajiyev, and UniBank. Driven by the growth in expenditure and demand, the inflation rate reached 16.6% in the first quarter of 2007. Nominal incomes and monthly wages rose 29% and 25%, respectively, against this value, but price increases in the non-oil industry fueled inflation in the country. Azerbaijan is showing some signs of the so-called "Dutch disease" due to the rapidly growing energy sector, causing inflation and making non-energy exports more expensive. In the early years of this century chronically high inflation was brought under control and this led to the introduction of a new currency, the new Azerbaijani manat, on the 1st of an unstable economy. Azerbaijan also ranks 57th in the Global Competitiveness Report 2010–2011 and is thus above other CIS countries. http://www.immigration-residency.eu/counsel/europe/azerbaijan/