Albania

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Religions of Albania

Historically, Islam has been the majority religion of Albania, despite Communist efforts to enforce an atheistic, secular state. In 1967, the government closed more than 2,100 mosques, churches, monasteries, and other places of worship and declared the country an atheist state.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Drink in Albania

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Money in Albania

1 USD = 110,1 ALL [23.09.2019]

The lek is the official currency of Albania. It is subdivided into 100 qindarka (singular qindarkë), although qindarka are no longer issued.

The lek was introduced as the first Albanian currency in February 1926.

Lek (ALL; symbol Lek). Notes are in denominations of Lek5,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100. Coins are in denominations of Lek100, 50, 20, 10 and 5.