Albania is situated on the western part of the Balkan Peninsula between 49#
39’, northern geographic latitudes (Vermosh); 39# 16’, southern (Konispol); 21# 40’ (Vernik); 19# 16’ western (Sazan).
Albania shares borders with Montenegro and Kosova to the North, with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the North East, and with Greece to the South and Southeast; to the West and Southwest are the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
Albania has a surface of 28.750 km2 (11.000 sq miles). Its total border length is 1904 km, out of which 316 km are coastal line, 657 km are land boundaries, 48 km are rivers, and 73 km are lakes. Albania is within three hours flying time of most major European cities.