Albania is considered a large nation due to its total area. Its total land area is 28,748 km² (about 11,100 mi²). The continental shelf of Albania is approximately 6,979 km² (approximately 2,695 mi²). Albania is in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to ancient times. European countries include the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta and the Vatican, among others. Albania has 4 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro. Albania is not a landlocked country. It means it is bounded by at least one major body of water. The average altitude range of Albania is 708 m (2,323 ft).
The total length of land borders of Albania is 691 kilometers (~267 miles). Albania shares its land borders with 4 different countries and has the same number of unique land borders with neighboring territories. If, as in the case of Albania, a country has the same number of distinct neighboring regions as land borders, then that country does not have non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous stretches of land borders. Albania has 4 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. The lengths of land borders of Albania with its neighboring countries are as follows:
Greece - 282 km (175 miles),
Kosovo - 112 km (70 miles),
Macedonia - 151 km (94 mi),
Montenegro - 172 km (107 miles).
The capital of Albania is Tirana. The biggest cities in Albania are Tirana, Durres, Elbasanm, Vlore.
The average altitude range of Albania is 708 m (2,323 ft). The highest point in Albania is Maja e Korabit with an official elevation of 2764 m (9,069 ft). The lowest point in Albania is the Adriatic Sea. The difference in altitude between the highest (Maja e Korabit) and the lowest (Adriatic) point in Albania is 2764 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Albania is 28,748 km² (about 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 (around 2,695 mi²). Including the landmass and the EEZ, the total area of Albania is approximately 42,439 km² (~16,386 mi²). Albania is considered a large nation due to its total area.
Forest and farmland
7,716 km² of Albania's territory is covered with forests, and forest areas account for 27% of the total land area. In Albania, there are 5,507 km² of arable land, which accounts for 19% of the country's total area.