China Embassy in Albania
Visa Application Form of PRC
Ambassador: Mr. Zhou Ding
Address: No. 57 Skenderbej Road, Tirana, Albania
Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Albania
Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office
Tel: +355-4-2232077, 2253505
Defense Attaché Office
Note: Albanian citizens are exempt from visa fees according to the Agreement with China.
People: The total population of Albania is 3,135,000. Albanians, the principal ethnic group of the country, constitute nearly 98 percent of the population, especially as distinguished from Greeks, Macedonians, Serbs, Croatians and other minorities.
Religion: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%
Geography: This state is about 28,748 square kilometers in the area. It lies in the west bank of the southeastern region of the Balkan Peninsula. It shares a border with Montenegro to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the southeast. In the west, it is situated along the Adriatic Sea, and faces Italy across Strait of Otranto. The terrain in the country is predominantly mountainous, but there is plain along the coastline with Adriatic Sea.
Climate: Subtropical Mediterranean Climate, temperate, wet, cool, mild, dry and hot summers.
Tirana is the capital and largest city as well as the political, economic and cultural center. It was originally built in 1614, and was appointed to be the capital in 1920. During the Second World War, it is the significant center of National Liberation Movement. Scanderbeg Statue and Ancient Mosque in the city center are the landmark buildings in Tirana. Here there are three universities, academies of scientists, cultural palaces, history museums and international culture center. The Rinas Airport is the only international airport all over the country.
Durres, the second largest city, lies in the shore of Adriatic Sea. Here its biggest seaport handles 90 percent of maritime transportation. First constructed in 627 BC, it is one of the oldest cities in the country. This city in its long history has several times destroyed in earthquake and then rebuilt. Now it preserves the cultural relics of ancient city wall and Colosseum.
Please contact Embassy of Albania in China if Albanians are in distress there.
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