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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Albania

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ALBANIA
ALBANIA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Albania - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

355

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

AL

Internet country code

AL

GRC Country Code

ALB

Albania - Number format

   1.234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Albania - Date formats

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   dd/mm/yyyy

Languages of Albania

Albanian External, the official language, is spoken in two dialects - Gheg External, with 300 000 speakers mainly in the North, and Tosk External, with 2 900 000 speakers in the rest of the country. There are 60 000 Greek External-speakers in the south near to the Greek border; 30 000 Macedonian External-speakers along the border with Macedonia; 60 000 Macedo Romani External-speakers and 60 000 Vlach Romani External-speakers.

Personal names in Albania

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Albanian names are usually written:

   Given name[ ]Surname

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Albania - Company legal forms

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Albania has four company legal types:

   General Partnership
   Joint Stock Company (Sh.A)
   Limited Partnership
   Limited Liability Company (Sh.pk) 

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Address formats of Albania

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Albanian addresses follow this structure:

   Recipient information
   thoroughfare type[ ]Thoroughfare name
   building number[ ]sub-building indicators
   Postal code
   {POST OFFICE NAME}
   POSTAL TOWN

For example:

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The post office name is stated usually as well as the postal town in rural addresses:

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Quotation marks are used when the street is named after a person, place or event, and is in the nominative case. Addresses may contain descriptors, such as "next door to the garage".

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

(Sub-)Building indicators and thoroughfare types

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Below is a list of the most commonly occurring thoroughfare and building types for Albania:

Albanian English
apartament (ap.) apartment
bulevardi Boulevard
pallati (pall., p.) Apartment block
rruga (rr.) Street
shkalla (sh.) Stairwell

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Albania - Post office box

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This is written kutia postare nr. (abbreviated to K.P.) in Albanian.

Albania - Postal codes

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On 9th October 2006, Albania started introducing a 4-digit postal code (Kodi Postar) system. The system is still in its early stages and the code is unlikely to be often found in addresses.

The first two digits indicate a postal district, the last two a post office. The postal code cannot commence with 0.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Albania - Postal code format graphic

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Albania - Postal code format

Albania - Postal code specifics

Albania - Postal code regular expression

\A[1-9]\d{3,3}\Z

Albania - Postal code level of coverage

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Albania - Place names

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The Greek-speakers living near the border with Greece have their own versions for place names in the region. Vlach-speakers also have their own versions of place-names.

Refer to Exonyms in Albania for full lists of place names in Albania in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Administrative districts of Albania

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Administrative districts graphic

Albania - Telephone numbers

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Albanian geographic numbers (in full, when called from abroad) are 8 digits in length; mobile numbers are 9 digits in length. Mobile numbers have area codes commencing 6.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2017. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.