Fact #1 - Lake Ohrid
Ohrid is the oldest lake in Europe and is located on the border between Albania and Northern Macedonia. It takes its name from the city of Ohrid.
Fact #2 - Biodiversity
Albania is home to 91 animal species that are considered endangered worldwide. You can find here, for example, the Pygmy Cormorant or the Dalmatian Pelican.
Fact #3 - Mountains
Almost 70 percent of the Albanian country consists of mountain landscapes and highland regions. A Mecca for all mountain lovers.
Fact #4 - The wrong world
In Albania, you shake your head for "yes" and nod for a "no". Good to know when you have to communicate with your hands and feet.
Fact #5 - Age
The average age of Albania is around 29, making it one of the youngest countries in Europe.
Fact #6 - Bunker
Out of fear of an invasion by the Soviet Union, a total of around 200,000 bunkers were built in Albania between 1972 and 1984.
Fact #7 - Fast Food
The typical American food can be found almost everywhere in the world, but not so in Albania. There is no McDonalds here.
Fact #8 - Fat is luck
Other countries other word meanings, or something like that. Fat does not mean fat in Albania, but luck.
Fact #9 - Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa is the heroine of the country. She is also the only Albanian person to have received a Nobel Prize.
Fact #10 - Atheism
Albania was proclaimed the first atheist state in the world in 1967. Religion was forbidden and could be punished with a prison sentence.