Albania is a very interesting country because of their wildlife, their people, and their economy. Many parts of Albania are covered in bushes and scrub. Albanian people belong to two major groups, the Gegs and the Tosks. The Albanian economy is one of the poorest in Europe. Even if they aren't the richest country they have very interesting things in common with some civilizations now.

The first thing I will talk about is Albania's Flora and Fauna. Much of Albania was once forested, but little of the original vegetation remains. Because hunting was unrestricted, few wild animals remain in Albania except in the remote forests. Wild birds are plentiful, however. Hunting laws to preserve the country's wildlife have now been enacted. The remaining forests in the mountains of Albania are mostly of Oak, Beech, and Pine. Mountain meadows are found above the timberline. The concludes Albania's Flora and Fauna.

The next thing we will talk about is the Albanian people. In 1972 a unified literary (written) language was created, incorporating elements of both dialects. Minority groups are small and consist mainly of Greeks in the southeast, Macedonians living along the eastern border, and the Vlachs, a Romanian-speaking people. Non-Albanians make up only about one tenth of the total population. Under the communist regime religion was discouraged and Albania became officially an atheistic nation, but religion-based cultural differences remain among the population. Of those professing a faith the most numerous are Muslim, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic. Albania has one of the smallest populations of the Balkan countries. Although at the beginning of the 21st century there were about seven million ethnic Albanians in the world, only about 3.2 million of them lived within the borders of Albania. That concludes Albanian people.

The last thing we will talk about is Albania's economy. Albania relies largely on agriculture. When the communists took control after World War II, they abolished private land ownership. About 80 percent of agricultural land was put into cooperatives and the rest was farmed directly by the state. Albania has substantial reserves of several industrial minerals. The southwestern part of the country is rich in petroleum and natural gas, while the northeastern and central mountain regions have reserves of metallic mineral deposits, including chromium, copper, and iron-nickel. The country is also rich with rivers and streams that have significant hydroelectric potential. At the end of the communist era a number of huge hydroelectric power plants were built, mainly on the Drin River. In addition, more than half of the country’s arable land was irrigated, largely from the artificial reservoirs created upstream of the dams. In the postcommunist period, however, energy exports fell, and chronic energy shortages plagued the country. That concludes Albania's economy.

In conclusion, Albania's Plants and Animals are extraordinary. Their People do amazing things that most people in civilized countries couldn't do. Also, their Economy may not be the best, but to me I think it is pretty good for a country needing so much help. Albania is a tough country and they have been through some pretty rough times, but in the end they pushed through and fixed up the best they could.

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