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Albania Population and Religion Percentage

Albania, officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeastern Europe. According to the Institute of Statistics, The population of Albania on 1 st January 2022 is 2,793,592 (2.8 million)  experiencing a decrease of 1.3 % compared to 1 st January 2021.

Estimated Population of Albania in 2023: 2.79 million or 27.9 lakh

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Albania Demographics

Albania 2022 Population
Total Population2,793,592 
Global Rank140
Land Area 27,398 Km2 (10,579 sq. miles)
Area Rank140
Pop. Density105 people/sq. km
Capital CityTirana
Fertility Rate* of Albania 1.62
Infant mortality rate ** in Albania 7.2
Median Age in Albania  36.4 Years
Life Expectancy in Albania 78.96 years
Urban Population of Albania 63.5 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Religion in Albania

Islam is the majority religion in Albania and 58.79% of the population follows Islam. Its followed by Christianity which is followed by 17% of the population. The rest of the population doesn’t affiliate with any religion.

Religion percentage in Albania

  • Islam – 58.79%
  • Christianity – 16.99%
  • No Denomination 5.49%
  • Irreligion – 2.5%
  • Unclear – 16.24%

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Top Cities in Albania by Population

#CityPopulation
1Tirana4,18,495
2Durrës1,13,249
3Vlorë79,513
4Elbasan78,703
5Shkodër77,075
6Fier55,845
7Korçë51,152
8Berat32,606
9Lushnjë31,105
10Pogradec20,848
Population of Albania 2024 | Religion in Albania