E.g., 12/02/2016
E.g., 12/02/2016

Country Resource - Albania

Albania

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  • Population.......................................................................3,038,594 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.31% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................13.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate..................................................6.7 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-3.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..........Albanian 82.6%, Greek 0.9%, other 1% (including Vlach, Roma (Gypsy), Macedonian, Montenegrin, and Egyptian), unspecified 15.5% (2011 est.)

CIA World Factbook

From ongoing emigration flows and a surge in asylum seekers, to more than 150,000 returnees, this country profile examines contemporary and historical migration trends in Albania. Driven by extreme poverty and unemployment, more than one-third of Albania's population has emigrated in the last 25 years. The government now seeks to capitalize on diaspora resources by linking migration and development policies.

Recent Activity

From ongoing emigration flows and a surge in asylum seekers, to more than 150,000 returnees, this country profile examines contemporary and historical migration trends in Albania. Driven by extreme poverty and unemployment, more than one-third of Albania's population has emigrated in the last 25 years. The government now seeks to capitalize on diaspora resources by linking migration and development policies.

Albania is traveling a bumpy road from totalitarianism to democracy, with sharp twists and turns in migration flows along the way, according to Kosta Barjaba.