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ALBANIA

Fact Sheet



Name of Ambassador: Dr. AVS Ramesh Chandra


GENERAL
Capital Tirana
Area 28,748 Sq. Km.(about the size of Himachal Pradesh)
Current Weather
Mild temperate, cool, cloudy, wet winters and hot clear, dry
summers(interior is cooler and wetter)

Maximum temperature: 24 °C
Minimum temperature: 5 °C
Population 3,029,278 (July 2015 est)
Languages Albanian(98.74%), Others-1% (Albanian is the official language)
Religions Muslims-70%, Albanian Orthodox-20%,Roman Catholic-10%
Currency Exchange rate with US$ &
INR
Albanian Lek, I US$ = All 127.52 (April 2017) 1 Alb Lek= Rs. 0.51 (April 2017)
Political Structure
Parliamentary system, Unicameral People’s Assembly with 140 seats, 100 directly elected and remainder distributed by proportional representation.
Head of State (President) H.E. Mr. Bujar Nishani
Head of Government
(Prime Minister)
H.E. Mr. Edi Rama
Minister for Foreign
Affairs
H.E. Mr. Ditmir Bushati


ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Economy
GDP at market price US$ 12,24 billion (2016) – estimated
GDP per capita US$ 4543 (PPP, 2015 est)
Real GDP Growth Rate 3.2 % (2016)
Total Trade
Imports
Exports
US$ 4,501 million
US$ 3,721 million
US$ 774 million


Imports from India
Exports to India
Bilateral Trade

(2015-16)
US$ 24.04 mn
US$ 17.20 mn
US$ 41.24 mn
(2016-17)
US$ 26.62 mn
US$ 6.50 mn
US$ 33.12 mn
Major Export items - chemical products including pharmaceuticals, electrical machinery, construction materials, sugar products, coffee, tea and spices.
Major import items - minerals and allied products, copper ore concentrates, plant extracts for pharmaceutical use and inorganic chemicals.


INDIA SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Indian Origin/ Permanent Resident Total: NIL
Indian Expatriates
 
(composition and any
pertinent information that
may be of interest)
Total: 50
Indian Organizations Banks NIL

PSUs NIL

Government Organizations NIL

Others NIL

April 2017




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