Area: 28,748 km2
Capital city: Tirana
International calling code: + 355
Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)
Official language: Albanian
Internet TLD: .al
Tirana International Airport
ICCA Statistic Report 2014
Albania - 99th place
Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic Religious Sister and missionary of Albanian origin, who spend the most of her life in India. In 1979 Mother Teresa received a Nobel Peace Prize.
Sidni Hoxha is Albanian swimmer who participated for the first time in the 2008 Olympic Games in the 50 m freestyle. Back then he was 16 years old.
Tony Dovolani is Albanian ballroom dancer, instructor and judge born in 1973 in Pristina. This famous ballroom dancer lives in New York is known by the participation in American version of Dancing with the Stars.
Ismail Kadare is a famous Albanian writer who was born in 1936. In 1996 Ismail became a lifetime member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of France. He lives and works in Paris, and his works have been published in about 30 languages.
Lorik Cana is a famous Albanian football player who plays for football team Lazio. Cana is a player of football representations of Albania. In the pas he played for Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Galatasaray.
Ahmet Zogu was know as Skenderbg III was a prime minister, president and eventually king of Albania.
Masiela Lusha is an Albanian-American actress, author, producer and humanitarian who first gained recognition after starring in film and TV projects such as the Emmy Award-winning ABC series George Lopez and Sony Picture's Blood: The Last Vampire.
- Coastal Albania
- Northeast Albania
- Southeast Albania
Skadar was founded in 4th century B.C, which makes it one of the oldest cities.
Durrës represents the biggest seaport of the country and it is the most ancient city in Albania, with almost 3,000 years of history.
Valona (Vlora) is a host of the second biggest port in Albania, and it is an historical and ancient city.
Ljes is one more Albania’s ancient cities which in historical documents is mostly mentioned by the name Lissus.
Bajram Curri is a city located in the mountain part of Albania which is known by the purest water. City of Kukes is also located in the mountain parts , and the interesting thing about it us that it has to be relocated as part of a hydroelectric scheme.
Berat is a 2413 years old city, under the protection of UNESCO. Gjirokaster is also on the UNESCO list and it represents one of the most known tourist sights in Albania. Korce is one of the biggest economic and cultural centers.
City Permet is also known as city of roses. Pogradec is situated on the shores of Ohrid Lake.
Butrint was an ancient city which is with one part located in the Butrint National Park.
It includes ruins of an amphitheater, a chapel dating from the 5th century, basilica from the 6th century, the Lion's Gate - the city gates and medieval Venetian castle from the 14th century that is now a museum. Butrint is on the UNESCO list.
Statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
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Thanks to the constant economic, social, cultural and political development of the country capacities for the MICE industry are constantly growing.
Tirana as the capital city of Albania represents the center of MICE industry. In Tirana is located the highest number of hotels with capacities for organizing congresses, conferences, seminars which gathers a large number of participants.
Congress Palace (Pallati i Kongreseve) / Tirana, Albania / Number of conference rooms: 4 / The capacity of the biggest conference room: 2,100 seats
Albania represents a small country which is situated in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula in the southeastern part of Europe.
A large part of Albania is covered in mountains. Also, Albania has many rivers, and lakes. The most famous lakes are Skadar, Ohrid and Prespa lake.
Albania was located at the crossroads of ancient Rome and Byzantine Empire, and many conquerors have passed through the region, leaving traces of their cultures. Today tourist can see a remains of some of of the world’s great civilizations, such as Hellenes, Romans, Ottomans, Venetians,etc.
Thanks to this, Albania or “The land of the eagles” represents an attractive tourist destination rich with historical and cultural heritage, as well with beautiful landscapes.
4th International Conference of Ecosystems - ICE 2014, Tirana
20th Congress of Carpathian Balkan Geological Association - CBGA 2014, Tirana