Tirana, the capital of Albania, is one of the only capitals without a McDonalds!
Albanian buses (called furgons) have no timetable, they depart when they are good and ready – or full.
Mother Teresa is the only Albanian to win a Nobel Peace prize, which she won in 1979 for her work helping the poor in Calcutta, India.
Albania is in Eastern Europe, with a population of 2.8 million people. Its capital is Tirana, and the currency is Lek. They speak Albanian.
They celebrate many holidays including:
It has four world heritage sites:
- Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
- Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
- Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe