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Demographics of Albania

People of Albania


According to the preliminary data from the 2001 census [1] the population is 3,087,159, but estimates for 2002 [1] put it at around 3,544,841.

Age Structure Population Growth Rate
1.06% (2002 est.)

Birth Rate
18.59 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Death Rate
6.49 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Net Migration Rate
-1.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Sex Ratio Infant Mortality Rate
38.64 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth Total Fertility Rate
2.27 children born/woman (2002 est.)

HIV/AIDS Nationality
noun: Albanian(s)
adjective: Albanian

Ethnic Groups Note: in 1989, other estimates of the Greek population ranged from 1% (official Albanian statistics) to 12% (from a Greek organization)

Source: Bethany Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles,

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Note: all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited; in November 1990, Albania began allowing private religious practice


Definition: age 9 and over can read and write
Work Force
1.5 million
Agriculture: 60%
Industry and Commerce: 40%


Much of the material in this article comes from the
CIA World Factbook 2000.